State Homeland Security Grant Program

​​About the Homeland Security Grant in Sacramento County

Sacramento County OES serves as the administrator for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) for the Sacramento Operational Area. This is a Federal grant, passed through the State of California and the Sacramento Operational Area, to public safety agencies within the County. The purpose of the grant is to build capabilities to protect against, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist acts and other types of emergencies or disasters.

Grant Application & Selection Process

Each year, public safety agencies within the Operational Area may submit projects for consideration for SHSGP funding. Project funds are available under the following four categories: Equipment, Planning, Training, or Exercise. Requests must be for authorized equipment or activities, meet State Goals & Objectives, and match one or more Investment Justifications to be eligible.

The following month, each agency presents its submitted project(s) to Sacramento OES for initial review for compliance before being forwarded to the Screening Committee and ultimately decided upon by the members of the Approval Authority - a body mandated by grant guidance comprised of the following five voting members:

  • County Sheriff, or his/her designee
  • County Fire Chief, or his/her designee
  • Public Health Officer, or his/her designee responsible for Emergency Medical Services
  • Police Chief (selected by the City Police Chiefs)
  • Municipal Fire Chief (selected by the City Fire Chiefs)

The Approval Authority determines how grant funds will be allocated to the submitted projects. As the total amount requested is often several times the amount available, many projects cannot be funded, or may receive only partial funding. While there are no mandated criteria for how projects are selected, the Sacramento Operational Area Approval Authority traditionally prioritizes projects which bring substantial benefit to the entire Operational Area, and emphasizes projects which address operational necessities, improve compliance with new/developing State & Federal standards, build new regional capabilities, measurably improve existing capabilities, or create sustainable solutions.

Grant funds cannot be used to supplant (replace) local funds for existing activities. Awards are typically made beginning in October, (approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the application process). No expenditures can be made prior to the receipt of an official award package.

Homeland Security Grant Application Resources


 FY 2015 State Homeland Security Grant

Award from State to Sacramento County: September 1, 2015
Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,556,272
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2017

​​FY 2016 State Homeland Security Grant
Award from State to Sacramento County: September 1, 2016
Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,575,474
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2018
​​FY 2017 State Homeland Security Grant
Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2017
Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,588,589
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2019
FY 2018 State Homeland Security Grant
Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2018
Award Amount to Sacramento County: to be determined
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2020

The application period for the FY18 grant, has been moved.  We will not be hosting the usual application workshop due to time constraints. Please view the 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program Application Announcement for updates and details on this year's application process.

Applications will be due by 5:00 pm on October 20, 2017. 

Please contact Adelina​ Ana if you have any questions regarding the grant application process. 

All narrative applications​ must be submitted in Word format and emailed to:
The deadline for applications is 5:00pm on October 20, 2017.

​​​​FY 2018 Application Materials

FY18 SHSGP Project Narrative Application Form


FY17 SHSGP Federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


FY17 California State Supplement


Department of Homeland Security General Terms and Conditions 2016


FY16 Investment Justifications/Strategic Goals/Objectives​ 


System for Award Management ( Suspension/Debarment Verification)


Environmental & Historical Preservation (EHP) Screening Form

FEMA EHP Policy Guidance

​The Environmental & Historical Preservation (EHP) Screening Memo and EHP Review Process are required for certain equipment items, including any item requiring fixed installation, ground disturbance, or structure modification, all field-based training and exercise activities, all base radio / repeater projects, some HazMat equipment, and others. Depending on the scope and complexity of the project, EHPs may take up to a year to complete. Please check the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) to determine if your equipment might require an EHP Review.

Sole Source Procurement Request Form ​

Requests for purchase from a Sole Source without going through the bidding process must also include approval from your agency's Purchasing Agent.

Additional Resources

Authorized Equipment List (AEL) - SHSGP Eligible Items

Only equipment appearing on the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) is eligible for purchase with FEMA/DHS grant funds. Eligibility for specific grant programs is also listed for each item.


All training must include a feedback number from CalOES. Feedback numbers can be obtained from:

Field-based training programs require an EHP. Should your course(s) require an EHP, this must be approved prior to moving forward with the training program.


All exercises conducted with SHSGP funds must be Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant. For more information, please visit or review the HSEEP Manual

EHP Reviews must be completed for any Operations-Based exercises (does not apply to Discussion-Based).​​​

2015 CalOES HSGP Grant Assurances



Please refer to this guidance for interoperable and operable communication projects.

NIMS Resource Type

Use the Resource Typing Library Tool to reference resources attributed to equipment purchases.

2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance.pdf






FE​MA Grants​


CalOES Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

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