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Grants to Missouri Nonprofits, Quasi- and Non-Governmental Organizations,
and Local Units of Government to Develop Anti-Terrorism Strategies

2021 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places (PSTCP)

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Homeland Security (OHS)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 5:00 PM CST

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to nonprofit organizations, quasi-governmental and non-governmental organizations, and local units of government in eligible locations to develop anti-terrorism strategies. The purpose of this program is to enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places. Eligible entities must be located outside the geographical boundaries of the St. Louis Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).

The objective of the FY 2021 SHSP is to fund state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and prepare the Nation for threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. This grant program focuses only on the national priority of Enhancing the Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places.

Funding guidelines support the five mission areas—Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery—and associated core capabilities within the Goal. Allowable projects made in support of the Enhancing the Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places national priority, must have a nexus to terrorism preparedness and fall into the categories of planning, organization, exercises, training, or equipment aligned to closing capability gaps or sustaining capabilities identified in the State THIRA/SPR.

The SHSP supports investments that improve the ability of regions to:

  • Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
  • Protect citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States;
  • Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future catastrophic events;
  • Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
  • Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, accessibility, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident, and do so in a manner that engages the whole community while ensuring the protection of civil rights. 

Multiple Purpose or Dual-Use of Funds:

For SHSP, many activities that support the achievement of core capabilities related to the national priorities and terrorism preparedness may simultaneously support enhanced preparedness for other hazards unrelated to acts of terrorism. However, all SHSP funded projects must assist subrecipients in achieving core capabilities related to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, or responding to acts of terrorism per section 2008(c) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 [6 U.S.C. § 609(c)]. 

For allowable costs, see https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs/grantstraining/documents/fy-2021-shsp-pstcp-nofo.pdf#page=5.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192268

Estimated Size of Grant:

Allowable Amount: $15,000.00 maximum award

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance: 9 months
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021
- Projected Period of Performance End Date: June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following Missouri entities are eligible to apply for the FY 2021 SHSP PSTCP funding opportunity:
- Local units of government
- Nongovernmental organizations - quasi-governmental organizations, and nonprofit organizations

Ineligible Applicants:
- Entities located within the geographical boundaries of the St. Louis Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), which includes the Missouri Counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis and St. Louis City are NOT eligible applicants.
- State Agencies are NOT eligible applicants.

Other Eligibility Criteria:
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation: Prior to allocation of any Federal preparedness awards in FY 2021, subrecipients must ensure and maintain adoption and implementation of NIMS. The list of objectives used for progress and achievement reporting is on FEMA’s website at https://www.fema.gov/emergencymanagers/nims/implementation-training. Please see the Preparedness Grants Manual for more information on NIMS.
- Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Membership: In support of the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal), SHSP subrecipients must belong to, be in, or act as a temporary member of EMAC, except for American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, which are not required to belong to EMAC at this time. All assets supported in part or entirely with FY 2021 HSGP funding must be readily deployable and NIMS-typed when possible to support emergency or disaster operations per existing EMAC agreements. In addition, funding may be used for the sustainment of core capabilities that, while they may not be physically deployable, support national response capabilities, such as Geographic/Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), interoperable communications systems, capabilities as defined under the Mitigation Mission Area of the Goal, and fusion centers.

For funding restrictions, see https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs/grantstraining/documents/fy-2021-shsp-pstcp-nofo.pdf#page=5.

For unallowable costs, see https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs/grantstraining/documents/fy-2021-shsp-pstcp-nofo.pdf#page=7.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Times:
- Application Start Date: April 1, 2021
- Application Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021, 5:00 pm CST

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

WebGrants System, application submission site: https://dpsgrants.dps.mo.gov/index.do

Missouri Office of Homeland Security:
Chelsey Call
Grants Supervisor
(573) 526-9203
Chelsey.call@dps.mo.gov

Joni McCarter
Program Manager
(573) 526-9020
Joni.mccarter@dps.mo.gov

Maggie Glick
Administrative Assistant
(573) 522-6125
Maggie.glick@dps.mo.gov

CFDA Number:

97.067

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: Areas outside the geographical boundaries of the St. Louis Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).

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