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Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

Grants to Arizona Agencies to
Improve Emergency Preparedness

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Arizona Department of Homeland Security (AZDOHS)

Deadline Date:

02/27/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Arizona government agencies, fire departments, law enforcement, and tribal governments for initiatives to improve emergency preparedness. Grant funds may be used for training, equipment, and planning. Funding is intended to respond to, protect against, prepare for, and prevent, acts of terrorism. Applicants must demonstrate needs that relate to terrorism preparedness.

The UASI program funds addressed the unique risk driven and capabilities-based planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas based on the capability targets identified during the THIRA process and associated assessment efforts; and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.

UASI funding can be used to enhance preparedness for other catastrophic events, e.g., hurricanes and wildfires as long as such use of the funds has a nexus to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to terrorism, consistent with 6 U.S.C. § 609. 

Federal priorities are based on the State Preparedness Report (SPR) and current threats:

  • Communications
  • Soft Target Hardening (crowded spaces)
  • Cybersecurity 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 134580

Term of Contract:

- 12 Month Performance Period
- Longer term projects are accepted


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- State government agencies
- Local units of government: Municipal/County law enforcement; Fire departments/Fire districts
- County agencies
- Tribal governments

Not Eligible:
- Nonprofit entities
- For-profit businesses

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2020. Notification of award will be sent via email in mid- to late-September.

Application Timeline:
- January 28, 2020 - Urban Area Working Group
- February 21, 2020 - Stakeholders Electronically Submit Grant Applications to AZDOHS, NLT 5:00
- March 10 – Emergency Management Subcommittee
- March 17 – MMRS Subcommittee
- March 17 – IST/RRTF and T&E Subcommittee
- March 24 - Prevention Subcommittee
- April 6, 2020 - Co‐Chair Meeting
- April 7, 2020 - Urban Area Working Group

For more Timeline information, see pages 9-11 of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security Grant Information Seminar pdf in Supporting Documents below.

Applicants must provide a DUNS number.

For Guidance, Instructions & Policies, see URL for Full Text Below.

FAQs will be available at

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

- Current Users: Login to Apply at
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Central and East Regions, State Agencies,
Phoenix UASI and Operation Stonegarden
Susan Dzbanko, Assistant Director
602-542-1777 or

North, West and South Regions
Tim Baldwin, Strategic Planner
602-542-7012 or

Questions regarding indirect costs can be directed to Assistant Director Terry Riordan,

Contacts from Phoenix UASI:

Brent Olson
(602) 534-1097

Kim Gathers
(602) 534-9223

Camille Parra
(602) 495-0544

Jui Chiu
(602) 495-0513

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