FY2014 State Homeland Security Grant Program

Application Webinar
FY 2013 Funding
 Total Award Amount = $1,335,635
 Largest SHSP award = $140,000
 Smallest SHSP award = $15,000
 Average award amount = $55,651
2014 SHSP Application Process
Timeline (tentative)
 H-GAC FY2014 SHSP Application webinar—February 19
 H-GAC releases FY2014 application—February 25
 Application due to H-GAC with a copy to County EMC — March 12 @ 5 P. M.
 RHSCC meets to review and prioritize applications—March 14
 Review prioritized applications and contact applicants for additional
information—March 17-27
 Applications submitted to SAA—April 11
 RHSCC recommendations submitted to H-GAC Board for approval—April 15
Anticipated 2014 Guidance
 24 month period of performance
 Continued focus on sustaining capabilities; expect
justification to be required for building capabilities
 Funds will be competitive
 Continuation of allowing systems and equipment not
originally purchased with HSGP funding to be
sustained with HSGP funds
Anticipated 2014 Guidance
 No earmarked funds
 Allowable under EMPG and HSGP grants
 No earmarked funds
 Allowable under HSGP
 No earmarked funds
 Allowable under EMPG
 Regional Catastrophic
 No earmarked funds
 Allowable under HSGP
2014 HSGP Investment Justifications
 All activities must support terrorism
 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)
2014 HSGP Investment Justifications
 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
2014 HSGP Investment Justifications
 Border Security
 Critical Infrastructure (additional consideration for
All activities must support terrorism preparedness.
Eligibility Requirements for 2014
 NIMS Compliant
 Emergency Management Plan on file with TDEM- Current &
Maintained at Intermediate level or higher
 TRRN Compliant
 A-133 Single Audit Act Compliant
 Additional transparency requirements: EPLS, DUNS, CCR, FFATA
(Certification Form)
 Criminal History Reporting
Cities and Counties must be complete
NIMS Compliance
 Prior to allocation of any Federal preparedness awards
in FY2014, grantees must ensure and maintain
adoption and implementation of NIMS
 NIMSCAST website has been discontinued; Survey was
used last year
 2014 NIMS Reporting Survey will be collected by the
Preparedness Profile
Who must Use TRRN?
 Any sub-recipient who has received Homeland
Security Grant funding must be registered with TRRN
 Has any equipment with a cost of $5,000 or more,
purchased with Homeland Security Grant funds must
be entered into the TRRN
A-133 Audit
 A-133 Audit (Single Audit Act)-
Any jurisdiction spending more than $500,000 in federal
or state grants during a fiscal year must have an outside
audit conducted.
Criminal History Reporting
 The THSSAA will review the 5-year average for 2008-
2012 to ensure the completeness rates for both adult
and juvenile arrests is at or above 90% by August 1,
2014. Any local unit of government or other entity
located within a county that does not meet the
requirement by the deadline will not be eligible for
SHSP funds.
Transparency Reporting
 DUNS Number
 CCR Registration
 Executive Compensation (Recipient and Sub-
System for Award Management
 Many may already have a DUNS number and be
registered in CCR.
 If you are not sure about your jurisdiction, please
contact your primary Financial Officer (City Manager,
County Treasurer or County Auditor, Chief Financial
Officer, etc.) to determine if the entity has a DUNS
number and obtain the status of the CCR Registration.
Requesting a DUNS Number
 If they do not have a number:
 The fastest and easiest way is to request one online
Certification Form
 2014 Certification Form to be released by SAA
 Contact Information:
Larry Meyer, [email protected], 832/681-2580
Faye Prevot, [email protected], 713/993-2442

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