Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS)
06/07/19 4:30 PM Eastern - Postmarked and Electronic Receipt
Grants to Kentucky city and county governments, area development districts, local taxing districts, and public school districts to improve security through the prevention of, and response to, catastrophic events and terrorism. Funding is intended to support the acquisition of communications equipment, infrastructure protection, first responder equipment, and cyber security software and equipment.
The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) assists local preparedness activities that address high-priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities and mission areas where a nexus to terrorism exists. SHSGP supports the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based approaches to address capability targets set in urban area, state, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). These capability targets inform planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. The HSGP supports the goal of Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. (For more information, see the FEMA Strategic Plan at https://www.fema.gov/strategic-plan.)
Listed below are the Project Categories approved for KOHS grants. Only equipment that is included on the DHS Authorized Equipment List is eligible for grant funding; see Authorized Equipment List in Pre-Application Information below. (Some project types required review if approved; for details, see https://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/Documents/FY%2019%20SHSGP%20Application.pdf#page=4.)
- Radio Equipment
- Infrastructure Equipment (voters, repeaters, antennas, microwave links)
- 911 (limited to equipment necessary to obtain certification)
Cyber Security Enhancement Equipment/Software:
Biometric user authentication, software encryption for networks, data transmission encryption for networks, forensic software for computer-related crimes, malware software protection and network firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention software, network vulnerability scanning.
First Responder Equipment:
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE)
- Search & Rescue
- Explosive Device Mitigation & Remediation
- Medical Equipment
Critical Infrastructure Protection:
- Power Equipment (generators)
- Physical Security Enhancement Equipment
GrantWatch ID#: 172540
Period of Performance: 36 months
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date: September 1, 2019
- Projected Period of Performance End Date: August 31, 2022
Eligible applicants include city or county governments, area development districts, local taxing districts, and public school districts.
One original copy of the completed grant application must be postmarked by 4:30 pm Eastern on Friday, June 7, 2019. In addition, one scanned copy (electronic PDF file) must be uploaded by 4:30 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019.
The Project Summary Questionnaire and Upload Form must also be submitted by 4:30 pm Eastern, June 7, 2019. This Project Summary must be submitted after the application and requires your completed, signed application (that has been scanned and saved as a pdf). Use your application number as your filename.
All applicants applying for federal grant awards must have an active DUNS number. (See https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html.)
All applicants applying for federal grant awards must have an eClearinghouse review. (For instructions see https://kydlgweb.ky.gov/FederalGrants/eClearinghouse.cfm.)
All applicants applying for federal grant awards must be registered on SAM.gov. (See https://www.sam.gov/SAM/.)
All applicants applying for federal grant awards must comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. (For instructions go to http://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/Pages/National-Incident-Management-System.aspx.)
Gap Identification for Threat, Vulnerability, and Consequences: DHS/FEMA requires states, territories, and Urban Areas to complete a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) and prioritize grant funding to support closing capability gaps or sustaining capabilities identified in this process.
The lead applicants must agree to follow KRS 45A-Kentucky Model Procurement Code.
An agency may submit multiple applications. However, each application may contain only one project and reflect only one funding category.
Application Process: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=ad08434bd25f4921a0af628060996a2d
Authorized Equipment List: https://www.fema.gov/authorized-equipment-list
Dept. of Homeland Security SAFECOM Communications Guidance: https://www.dhs.gov/safecom
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register and apply online: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/795ebc365d2a4c19abf3404b28c66c3d
To complete the Project Summary Questionnaire and Upload Form (after you have completed your application PDF file): https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b9fb7e4aa7124bbf9b11199efdb2c68d
Mail the completed application packet to:
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security - Grants Department
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622