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 Indiana, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) 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.
In Indiana, each application should address one National Priority or be an Enduring Needs Project. Each application must be identified by the type of project (National Priority or Enduring Needs). Please mark the appropriate box on the application. The cap for each project is $150,000, regardless of priority. Each application must demonstrate the nexus of the project to terrorism.
Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places
Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and analysis
Combating domestic violent extremism
Enhancing community preparedness and resilience
Enhancing election security
A list of projects that can qualify for a National Priority Project can be found here: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/INDHS/2022/04/27/file_attachments/2142924/National%20Priority%20Examples.pdf
Enduring Needs projects are local projects that do not necessarily fit a National Priority.
The FY21 allocation to the State of Indiana was $4,602,500.