State Homeland Security Grant Program

​​About the Homeland Security Grant in Sacramento County

Sacramento County OES serves as the administrator for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) for the Sacramento Operational Area. This is a Federal grant, passed through the State of California and the Sacramento Operational Area, to public safety agencies within the County. The purpose of the grant is to build capabilities to protect against, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist acts and other types of emergencies or disasters.

Grant Application & Selection Process

Each year, public safety agencies within the Operational Area may submit projects for consideration for SHSGP funding. Project funds are available under the following four categories: Equipment, Planning, Training, or Exercise. Requests must be for authorized equipment or activities, meet State Goals & Objectives, and match one or more Investment Justifications to be eligible.

The following month, each agency presents its submitted project(s) to Sacramento OES for initial review for compliance before being forwarded to the Screening Committee and ultimately decided upon by the members of the Approval Authority - a body mandated by grant guidance comprised of the following five voting members:

  • County Sheriff, or his/her designee
  • County Fire Chief, or his/her designee
  • Public Health Officer, or his/her designee responsible for Emergency Medical Services
  • Police Chief (selected by the City Police Chiefs)
  • Municipal Fire Chief (selected by the City Fire Chiefs)

The Approval Authority determines how grant funds will be allocated to the submitted projects. As the total amount requested is often several times the amount available, many projects cannot be funded, or may receive only partial funding. While there are no mandated criteria for how projects are selected, the Sacramento Operational Area Approval Authority traditionally prioritizes projects which bring substantial benefit to the entire Operational Area, and emphasizes projects which address operational necessities, improve compliance with new/developing State & Federal standards, build new regional capabilities, measurably improve existing capabilities, or create sustainable solutions.

Grant funds cannot be used to supplant (replace) local funds for existing activities. Awards are typically made beginning in October, (approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the application process). No expenditures can be made prior to the receipt of an official award package.

Homeland Security Grant Application Resources

FY 2015 State Homeland Security Grant

  • Award from State to Sacramento County: September 1, 2015
  • Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,556,272
  • Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2017

​​​FY 2016 State Homeland Security Grant​

  • Award from State to Sacramento County: September 1, 2016
  • Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,575,474
  • Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2018

​​​FY 2017 State Homeland Security Grant​

  • Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2017
  • Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,588,589
  • Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2019

FY 2018 State Homeland Security Grant​

  • Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2018
  • Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,592,326
  • Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2020

FY 2019 State Homeland Security Grant​

  • Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2019
  • Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,648,650
  • Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2021

FY 2020 State Homeland Security Grant​

  • Award from State to Sacramento County: September 1, 2020
  • Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,661,118
  • Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2022


Please view the 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program Announcement for updates and details on this year's application process.

Applications will be due by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2021.

  • Please contact Adelina​ Ana if you have any questions regarding the grant application process. 
  • All narrative applications​ must be submitted in Word format and emailed to: sacoa@sacoes.org.
    • The deadline for applicat​ions is 5:00pm on February 19, 2021.​​​​​​

FY 2020 Application Materials

Additional Resources

Training

​Exercises

  • All exercises conducted with SHSGP funds must be Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant. For more information, please visit fema.gov/hseep​.
  • EHP Reviews must be completed for any Operations-Based exercises (does not apply to Discussion-Based).​​​
  • Please refer to this guidance for interoperable and operable communication projects.

Federal Guidelines, Regulations and Resources

Links​​