Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) (Florida)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Florida Division of Emergency Management


    The Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Program assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. The UASI program is intended to provide financial assistance to address the unique multi-discipline planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas, and to assist these areas in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism using the Whole Community approach.

    For FY 2024, DHS is focused on the criticality of information sharing and collaboration to building a national culture of preparedness and protecting against terrorism and other threats to our national security. The threats to our nation have evolved during the past two decades. We now face continuous cyber threats by sophisticated actors, threats to soft targets and crowded places, and threats from domestic violent extremists who currently pose the greatest terrorism threat to the nation.

    The following are the six priority areas for FY 2024, along with the minimum corresponding percentage of funds that each recipient will be required to allocate:

    • Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places – no minimum percent
    • Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and analysis – no minimum percent
    • Combating domestic violent extremism – no minimum percent
    • Enhancing cybersecurity – no minimum percent
    • Enhancing community preparedness and resilience – no minimum percent
    • Enhancing election security – 3% minimum spend

    A state or high-risk urban area must allocate the remaining 70 percent of their funding to gaps identified through their Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) process. Likewise, there are several enduring security needs that crosscut the homeland security enterprise to which recipients should consider allocating funding across core capability gaps and national priorities. The following are enduring needs that help recipients implement a comprehensive approach to securing communities:

    • Effective planning
    • Training and awareness campaigns
    • Equipment and capital projects
    • Exercises

    In Florida, UASI funds are administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Emergency Management. This agency is responsible for managing the financial and reporting aspects of the grant programs in accordance with established federal guidelines and allocating funds to local, regional, and other state government agencies.


    History of Funding

    The FY 2022 allocation to Florida was distributed as follows:

    • $14,750,000 for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area
    • $3,800,000 for the Tampa area
    • $3,800,000 for the Orlando area

    The FY 2023 allocation to Florida was distributed as follows:

    • $14,528,750 for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area
    • $3,800,000 for the Tampa area
    • $3,800,000 for the Orlando area
    • $1,500,000 for the Jacksonville Area

    Additional Information

    UASI allows expenditures on general purpose equipment ONLY if it has a nexus to terrorism preparedness. Examples of such general purpose equipment may include:

    • Law enforcement vehicles;
    • Emergency medical services (EMS) equipment and vehicles;
    • Fire service equipment and vehicles, to include hose, pump accessories, and foam concentrate for specialized chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives; and
    • Office equipment for staff engaged in homeland security program activity.

    Equipment allowability is based on the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) available at: https://www.fema.gov/authorized-equipment-list


    Chanda Jenkins

    Chanda Jenkins
    2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100
    (850) 815-4342

  • Eligibility Details

    The Florida Division of Emergency Management applies directly to FEMA for UASI Program funds on behalf of State and local agencies. Funding is then competitively awarded to eligible organizations within the UASI areas of Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa.

    Deadline Details

    The Florida Division of Emergency Management is to submit an application to FEMA by June 24, 2024. For information on local deadlines contact DEM at: 850-815-4000. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    The FY 2024 allocation to Florida has been distributed as follows:

    • $13,040,425 for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area
    • $3,410,728 for the Tampa area
    • $3,410,728 for the Orlando area
    • $1,346,340 for the Jacksonville Area

    Awards last up to 36 months. Cost sharing/matching is not required.

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