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SHSP: H-GAC is accepting applications for the FY2014 State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP)

Posted February 28, 2014 8:09:25 AM CST

H-GAC is accepting applications for the FY2014 State Homeland Security Grant Program.  The FY14 grant application form is available at http://www.h-gac.com/safety/homeland-security/default.aspx.   Slides from our webinar are also included at this link.  The deadline for submitting applications to H-GAC is 5:00 P. M., Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed and prioritized by the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Council (RHSCC) on March 14.


Anticipated Investment Justifications  for 2014 are:


—  Intelligence & Information Sharing

  • State level fusion center (required):  maturation and enhancement of baseline and analytic capabilities, based on 2011 Fusion Center Assessment gaps
  • Facilitate the implementation of plans and procedures to work in conjunction with the Texas Fusion Center Assessment Gaps
  • Suspicious activity reporting
  • Other projects that enable interdiction and disruption of terrorist activity through enhanced understanding and recognition of pre-operational activity and other crimes, that may be precursors or indicators of terrorist activity

—  Interoperable Communications

  • For projects that build capabilities, prioritize  those required to meet narrow banding standards
  • Sustaining existing capabilities (e.g. life cycle replacement of equipment)

—  Sustaining Special Response Teams and First Responder Capabilities

  • CBRNE/WMD detection, HAZMAT response and decontamination, Urban Search and Rescue, SWAT and other tactical teams
  • First responder equipment sustainment needs, including PPE, WMD Pharmaceuticals, Calibration and maintenance for WMD-related detection and identification systems, and closely related investments to update or sustain current first responder equipment

—  State, Regional & Local Planning

  • Core capability development planning, to include typing and tracking of equipment and special response teams
  • Planning and execution of training and exercises focused on terrorism prevention, protection, and response
  • Identifying and Maintaining CI/KR data
  • Multi-jurisdictional operational planning to include plans for regional operational coordination of terrorism, prevention, protection, and response activities and sharing of capabilities
  • Maintaining or updating of Emergency Operations Plans, consistent with guidance in CPG 101 v.2 and the whole community approach to security and emergency management
  • Planning and implementation of initiatives to enhance the Citizens Corps Program

—  Border Security

—  Critical Infrastructure (consideration for 2014 )


Please share this information with others in your jurisdictions who may need it. 


Submit applications to H-GAC  at Homeland.Security@h-gac.com and your County representative listed in the table below by 5:00 P. M., Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Feel free to contact me or Larry Meyer at Larry.Meyer@h-gac.com if you have any questions.  Thank you.







Austin County

Ray Chislett


Brazoria County

John Rhyne


Chambers County

Ryan Holzaepfel


Colorado County

Chuck Rogers


Fort Bend County

Jeff Braun


Galveston County

David Popoff


Harris County

Doug Adkinson


Liberty County

Tom Branch


Matagorda County

Doug Matthes


Montgomery County

Nicky Kelly


Walker County

A.L. (Butch) Davis


Waller County

Brian Cantrell


Wharton County

Steven Johnson


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