The Grants Unit is responsible for the administration of the following grant programs for the State of Florida:
To ensure that the 67 counties within the State of Florida have the capabilities to prevent, prepare, protect, respond and recover from disasters.
Awarded to counties to implement and administer county emergency management programs including management and administration, training and operations.
Hazards Analysis are required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act for facilities that contain Extremely Hazardous Substance in amount equal to or greater than the Threshold Planning Quantity.
The HMEP grant supports the emergency preparedness and response efforts of the State deal with hazardous materials emergencies, specifically those involving transportation.
Awarded to assist the Local Emergency Planning Councils (LEPC) with regional hazardous materials emergency response plans, maintaining a repository for regional hazardous materials information, and performing outreach functions to increase hazardous materials awareness.
The SHGP assists state, tribal, territorial, and local preparedness activities that address high-priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities that support terrorism preparedness.
The OPSG Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol , and Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. The OPSG Program provides funding to support joint efforts to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.
The Urban Area Security Initiative program assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations. In FY 2018, multiple funding allocations were appropriated for nonprofit organizations located inside or outside of FY 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative designated urban areas. The NSGP promotes emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives as well as state and local government agencies.