State Homeland Security Grant Program
The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) is awarded and administered by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. This consolidation was done to streamline the grant application process and better coordinate federal, state and local grant funding distribution and operations. The funding provided will be applied against critical resource gaps identified through the assessments and prioritized in the state strategies.
The SHSP provides funds for homeland security and emergency operations planning; the purchase of specialized equipment to enhance the capability of state and local agencies to prevent, respond to, and mitigate incidents of terrorism involving the use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) weapons and cyber attacks; for costs related to the design, development, and conducting a state CBRNE and cyber security training programs and attendance at Office for Domestic Preparedness sponsored CBRNE training courses; for costs related to the design, development, conducting, and evaluation of CBRNE and cyber security exercises; and for costs associated with implementing State Homeland Security Assessments and Strategies.
At least 25 percent of the combined SHSP funds allocated must be dedicated toward law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.
Emergency Management Performance Grant
The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-
hazards emergency management capabilities. States have the opportunity to use EMPG funds to further strengthen their ability to support emergency management mission areas while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines.
Day-to-day disasters continue to highlight the critical importance of effective catastrophic all-hazards preparedness, which includes prevention, mitigation, protection, response, and recovery activities. An all-hazards approach to emergency management preparedness, including the development of a comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises, provides for an effective and consistent response to disaster or emergency, regardless of the cause.
The EMPG Program requires a 50 percent federal and 50 percent state cost share, cash or in-kind, match, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207, specifically, Title VI, sections 611( j ) and 614.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard
mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
These grants are a 75/25 percent cost share and the city/county/tribe is responsible for the 25 percent match.