Grant Program Information
The Homeland Security Grant Program
This federal funding enables states to prepare for, prevent, and respond to terrorist attacks and other major disasters. In addition to the State Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), DEMHS received funding for the following grants: Urban Areas Security Initiative and the Non-Profit Security Grant Program (for DEMHS Regions 1 and 3, FFY 2008-2010), the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), and the Citizen Corps Program.
Beginning with FFY 2012, programs such as the FFY 2010 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP), FFY 2010 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP), FFY 2011 Citizen Corps Program (CCP), FFY 2011 Driverís License Security Grant Program (DLSGP), and FFY 2011 Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) are no longer funded as discrete grant programs. The activities and costs of the following programs are allowable under FFY 2012 and FFY 2013 HSGP:
Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP)
This program provides funding for the equipment, management, and administration to protect, secure, and reduce the vulnerabilities of identified critical infrastructure and key resource (CI/KR) sites.
Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)
This program is intended to improve local, tribal, regional, statewide, and national interoperable emergency communications, including communications in collective response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
Citizen Corps Program (CCP)
This program brings community and government leaders together to coordinate the involvement of community members and organizations in emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
Drivers License Security Grant Program (DLSGP)
This program provides funding to state driver licensing authorities (i.e. motor vehicle agencies) to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents that states and territories issue.
Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
The MMRS program supports the integration of local emergency management, health and medical systems into a coordinated and sustained local response capability to a mass casualty incident.
Emergency Management Performance Grant
This federal funding directly supports the emergency management community. This critical assistance sustains and enhances state and local emergency management capabilities.
Transit Security Grant Program
Connecticut receives funding as part of a cooperative effort with New York and New Jersey. This program provides funding for security and preparedness enhancements for designated transit systems.
Port Security Grant Program
These funds are intended to create a sustainable, risk-based effort for the protection of critical port infrastructure from terrorism, especially explosives and non-conventional threats that would cause major disruption to commerce and significant loss of life.
Nuclear Safety Program
This program provides funding for preparedness activities in the 10-mile zone around the Millstone Nuclear Power plant in Waterford.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
This program provides funding to reduce or prevent damage from natural disasters such as flooding and high winds. HMGP funding is available following a presidentially declared disaster.