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Security grants now open

SHSP grants for 2022 now open to eligible applicants

 


Wyoming communities can now apply for the 2022 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.

The SHSP grant is 100 percent federally funded and provides funding to eligible applicants based on Wyoming’s homeland security strategies and priorities. State, local, tribal governments and other special districts are eligible to apply for funding. At least 30 percent of the combined SHSP funds allocated must be dedicated toward law enforcement terrorism prevention activites. The state must pass through 80 percent of the grant allocation to local entities.

The SHSP provides grants to support the implementation of risk-driven, capabilities-based state homeland security strategies to address capability gaps and sustain existing capabilities.

“The threat landscape is evolving and is now more diverse and complex,” said Lynn Budd, director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. “Our local state and jurisdictions must adapt our strategies to combat these threats. This grant and the funds it provides will improve the safety and security of Wyoming communities.”

The priority areas defined within the grant this year include enhancing cybersecurity, enhancing information and intelligence sharing, security of soft targets/crowded places, combating domestic violent extremism, community preparedness and resilience, and election security. The SHSP provides funds to assist state, local and tribal efforts to build, sustain and deliver the capabilities necessary to prepare and respond to acts of terrorism. The fiscal year 2022 SHSP grant award for Wyoming is anticipated to be similar to 2021’s allocation of approximately $4.5 million.

These grant awards are preliminary figures and are subject to change. The deadline for grant applications is May 6, 2022. For more information about this grant and for updates on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, visit the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security website at hls.wyo.gov.

 

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