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2020 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places (PSTCP)

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

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

Deadline Date:

09/18/20 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, quasi-governmental and non-governmental organizations, and local units of government to develop anti-terrorism strategies. Funding is intended to improve protective measures for public spaces, easily accessible civilian areas, and crowded places (including election security).

SHSP PSTCP assists state, and local efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism in soft targets and crowded places through the use of mobile crowd control equipment. 

This funding opportunity focuses only on the National Priority of Enhancing the Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places (including election security.) Projects 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. 

Core Capabilities:

  • Operational Coordination
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Intelligence and Information Sharing
  • Interdiction and Disruption
  • Screening, Search, and Detection
  • Access Control and Identity Verification
  • Physical Protective Measures
  • Risk Management for Protection Programs Activities

For examples of project types, see

This grant only allows for the purchase of mobile crowd control equipment. For examples, see

For allowable costs, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192268

Estimated Size of Grant:

Allowable Amount: $10,000.00 maximum award

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: 9 months
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2020
- Projected Period of Performance End Date: June 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following Missouri entities are eligible to apply for the FY 2020 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:
- All subrecipients must strive to be NIMS compliant and adhere to the prescribed mandates and principles
- SHSP subrecipients must belong to, be in, or act as a temporary member of EMAC
- Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) - Update at least once every two years, for every agency that currently has one
- Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) updates
- SPR update required annually at the State level
- THIRA update required every three years at the State levell
- Subrecipients must utilize standardized resource management concepts
- Subrecipients must coordinate with their stakeholders to examine how they integrate preparedness activities across disciplines, agencies, and levels of government
- FEMA funds must be used to supplement (add to) not supplant (take the place of) existing funds that have been appropriated for the same purpose
- Supplanting is not allowed for this grant

For unallowable costs, see

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Times
a. Application Start Date: September 2, 2020
b. Application Submission Deadline: September 18, 2020, 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.

Applications will only be accepted through the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) online WebGrants System:

Grant Specialist – Chelsey Call
(573) 526-9203

Grants Supervisor – Michelle Branson
(573) 526-9014

Program Manager – Joni McCarter
(573) 526-9020

Administrative Assistant – Maggie Glick
(573) 522-6125

Department of Public Safety
Office of Homeland Security
1101 Riverside Drive
Lewis and Clark Building, 4th Floor West
P.O. Box 749
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: 573-522-1113
Fax: 573-751-5399

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URL for Full Text (RFP):

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