Issue Brief 14-11
March 24, 2014

On March 18, 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its fiscal year (FY) 2014 preparedness funding opportunity announcement for the following programs:

  • State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
  • Operation Stonegarden
  • Emergency Management Performance Grants Program (EMPG)
  • Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
  • Nonprofit Security Grant Program
  • Intercity Passenger Rail Program (Amtrak)
  • Port Security Grant Program
  • Transit Security Grant Program

Preparedness grant programs fund a wide range of activities including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, and exercises. Final FY 2014 funding levels for the programs listed above total $1.6 billion, a 6.9% increase from $1.5 billion provided in FY 2013.