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Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

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New Hampshire Department of Safety

Deadline Date:

12/22/21 Noon

Description:

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Grants to New Hampshire government agencies for emergency preparedness activities. Applicants are advised that required approvals must be obtained prior to applying. Funding is intended for activities to prevent terrorist attacks and other threats to national security. Eligible uses of funds include training, equipment replacement, and cybersecurity enhancements.

2022 HSGP continues to play an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) of a secure and resilient Nation. FY 2022 HSGP is anticipated to provide funds to eligible entities to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States.

The objective is to facilitate an integrated, all-of-Nation, risk-informed, capabilities-based approach to preparedness. Using the Core Capabilities, the anticipated focus of the 2022 Grant Program is:

  1. Terrorism preparedness, prevention, and recovery strategy for these grants to be effective.
  2. Given the evolving threat landscape, it is incumbent upon DHS/FEMA to continuously evaluate the national risk profile and set priorities that help ensure appropriate allocation of scarce security dollars. In assessing the national risk profile for FY 2021, five priority areas attract the most concern. It is anticipated 2022 will follow this same priority list:
    1. Enhancing cybersecurity
    2. Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places
    3. Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and analysis, and cooperation with federal agencies, including DHS
    4. Combating domestic violent extremism
    5. Addressing emergent threats (e.g., transnational criminal organizations, unmanned aircraft systems [UASs], weapons of mass destruction [WMD], etc.)
  3. Grantees are encouraged to utilize grant funding to maintain and sustain current critical core capabilities through investments in training and exercise, updates to current planning and procedures, and lifecycle replacement of equipment.
  4. New capabilities that are built using Homeland Security Grant funding must be deployable if needed to support regional and national efforts. All capabilities being built or sustained must have a clear linkage to the core capabilities of the National Preparedness Goal.

Under SHSGP, activities must support terrorism preparedness by building or enhancing capabilities that relate to the prevention of, protection from, response to, and recovery from terrorism (to be considered eligible). However, many capabilities which support terrorism preparedness simultaneously support preparedness for other hazards. Grantees must demonstrate this dual-purpose for any activities implemented under this program that are not explicitly focused on terrorism preparedness. 

Prime areas to consider when aligning regional needs and core capabilities to fill State strategic gaps are:

  1. Non routine PPE (cannot supplant routine use or budgeted PPE).
  2. Detection related equipment that is discipline allowed.
  3. Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive equipment (CBRNE)
  4. Search and Rescue equipment that is supported by Emergency Support Function needs (not including ESF #9 - Swiftwater).
  5. Explosive Device Mitigation & Remediation Equipment (but not to the level of that allowed for and FBI accredited EOD/bomb squad unit). Only Nashua and NHSP are certified to this level.
  6. Decontamination Equipment
  7. Allowed medical/EMS equipment
  8. SOU equipment but not what supplies a normal cadre for a team and only for State NHTOA recognized teams.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199694

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,700,000

Term of Contract:

Projects funded under this program application have up to one month prior to the grant’s federal expiration date to complete approved activities and submit their final reimbursement request including invoices and cancelled checks. Projects must be completed by July 30, 2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include: Local units of government, as defined in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2005, refer to "any county, city, village, town, district, borough, special district, or other political subdivision of any State.” The lead applicant is responsible for grant funds and administration: including but not limited to assurances and audit requirements, maintenance or records, etc.

Project income is not allowable under the protocols of the NH Department of Safety.

Unauthorized Program Expenditures:
- Expenditures for items such as general-use software (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.), general-use computers and related equipment (other than for allowable M & A activities, or otherwise associated preparedness or response functions), general-use vehicles, licensing fees, weapons systems and ammunition.
- Acquisition of land
- Hiring of public safety personnel
- Activities unrelated to the completion and implementation of the SHSP
- Other items not in accordance with the AEL or previously listed as allowable costs.
- FCC Licenses

For additional information on cost eligibility, see: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/homeland/documents/2022faqs.pdf#page=4

Ineligible Items:
- Mobile and Portable radios will not be considered in this pending Federal Fiscal Year 2022 grant cycle.
- Applications for Swiftwater rescue/ESF #9 related activities will not be entertained in this competitive round.
- Items consistently denied by the grant process, in the past, include the following:
EOD equipment for personnel outside of FBI approved EOD units
“Offensive” designed interdiction equipment for LE
SCBAs for Fire Departments
Single jurisdiction projects
Equipment not on the AEL

Pre-Application Information:

Competitive applications for 2022 are due at noon on December 22, 2021. No paper copies accepted.

Please note: Additional Federal approvals, such as NEPA/EHP approvals, can take up to 60+ days to complete. These factors should be included in potential timeline/timeframe considerations for this grant period.

Only the applying agency would receive the funds.

An agency can submit as many applications as they want. It is important that only one project be identified on each application.

Federal Homeland Security grant funds will be used to supplement (add to) existing funds, and will not supplant (replace) funds that have been locally appropriated for the same purpose.

How does the grant process work as far as getting reimbursed for expenditures? The sub-grants awarded by the DOS/GMB are reimbursement grants only, meaning that the jurisdiction must spend the money upfront for the grant approved items, complete the project installation and testing (if required) and then apply to DOS for reimbursement of those expenditures.

Approved Equipment List: https://www.fema.gov/grants/guidance-tools/authorized-equipment-list

For additional relevant links, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Contact Information:

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

Application: https://onlineforms.nh.gov/app/#/formversion/d766c114-f51c-4be2-aa26-84bf644d97c2?FormTag=2022CompetitiveApplication

Please contact Grant Administrator, Pamela Urban-Morin at 603-271-7663 if you have additional questions.

Department of Safety
James H. Hayes Safety Building
33 Hazen Drive,
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 223-3889
Speech/Hearing Impaired TDD Access Relay NH: 1-800-735-2964

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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