FY 2024 State Homeland Security Program Application Period is Open

On May 17, 2024, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced the opening of the application cycle for the FY 2024 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). VDEM serves as the State Administrative Agency for this program that is sourced from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Grant Programs Directorate. Applications for the Commonwealth of Virginia grant program are due to VDEM by July 19, 2024. Submitted proposals will be evaluated and awarded in accordance with the FY 2024 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security/fy-24-nofo.
The projected period of performance is September 1, 2024 to June 30, 2026.

The aim of the FY 2024 SHSP is to promote state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and to prepare Virginia for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to its security. As in previous years, VDEM will allocate funds for local competitive and non-competitive grants. Awarded funding is targeted to support special operation teams for Hazardous Materials, Search and Rescue, Incident Management Teams, and Radio Caches. The SHSP may also fund a range of activities including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration.

Eighty percent (80%) of SHSP funds must be passed through to local units of government. At least thirty-five percent (35%) of the overall SHSP funds received by Virginia must be dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. Thirty percent (30%) of SHSP funds must be used for national priorities as described in the NOFO (see hyperlink above).

Visit this VDEM webpage for more information on the 2024 SHSP: https://www.vaemergency.gov/grant-opportunities/fy-2024-state-homeland-security-program-shsp



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