State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) (California)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)


    The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) is a core assistance program that provides funds to build capabilities at the State, local, tribal, and territorial levels, to enhance our national resilience to absorb disruptions and rapidly recover from incidents both natural and manmade as well as to implement the goals and objectives included in State homeland security strategies and initiatives in their State Preparedness Report (SPR).

    Activities implemented under SHSP must support terrorism preparedness by building or enhancing capabilities that relate to the prevention of, protection from, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from terrorism in order to be considered eligible. However, many capabilities which support terrorism preparedness simultaneously support preparedness for other hazards. Grantees must demonstrate this dual-use quality for any activities implemented under this program that are not explicitly focused on terrorism preparedness.

    In developing applications for SHSP, recipients are encouraged to consider 2023 priority areas:

    1. Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places
    2. Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and analysis
    3. Combating domestic violent extremism
    4. Enhancing cybersecurity
    5. Enhancing community preparedness and resilience
    6. Enhancing election security

    In California, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is responsible for coordinating homeland security initiatives and various federal grants. Funds through SHSP are used to aid in the training of emergency first responders, the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for combating and preventing terrorist acts and for planning, and exercise. Funds are also used for management, administration and the development of citizen corps projects at the local level.


    History of Funding

    The FY22 allocation to the state of California is $59,220,807.

    Additional Information

    Eligible expenses include: 

    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Information Technology
    • Cyber Security
    • Interoperable Communications
    • Physical Security
    • Terrorism Prevention
    • Power Equipment
    • Medical Supplies and Pharmaceuticals
    • CBRNE Search and Rescue Equipment, Response Watercraft and Aviation,
    • CBRNE Logistical Support, Reference Materials, and Detection
    • Explosive Device Mitigation & Remediation
    • Agricultural Terrorism PR & M
    • Inspection and Screening systems
    • Intervention Equipment 


    Darren Tsang

    Darren Tsang
    3650 Schriever Avenue
    Mather, CA 95655-4203
    (916) 845-8740

    Alissa Adams

    Alissa Adams
    Grants Management
    3650 Schriever Avenue
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95655

  • Eligibility Details

    Cal OES is the only eligible entity eligible to apply to FEMA for SHSP funds. Eligible subrecipients, include Counties/Operational Areas (OAs), Urban Areas (UAs), State Agencies (SAs), Departments, Commissions, and Boards who have or can obtain appropriate state Department of Finance budget authority for awarded funds, and federally recognized tribes located in California.

    Deadline Details

    Cal OES is to submit an application to FEMA by May 18, 2023. Local applications will be submitted to the State in December 2023. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually. Contacts map:

    Award Details

    The FY23 allocation to the state of California is $57,035,623. Grants are awarded directly to the State. Funds are then allocated to local governmental units. At least 80% of the funds awarded under SHSP must be obligated to local government units within 45 days of the acceptance of the grant award. Awards will last for 36 months.

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