Grants Management

The State of Nevada, Division of Emergency Management is responsible for applying for federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security.

We are the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for the distribution of these funds. This provides funding for equipment, planning, training, exercise, and management and administrative funding to emergency prevention, preparedness and response personnel in Nevada.

These grants also provide funding to local governments for our critical infrastructure. This is defined as food and water systems, agriculture, health systems and emergency services, information and telecommunications, banking and finance, energy (electrical, gas and oil, dams), transportation (air, road, railways).

Grant Program Descriptions

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) 
  • Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)  
  • Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
  • Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG)

State Homeland Security Grant Program

State Homeland Security Grant Program supports the implementation of the State Homeland Security Strategy to address the identified planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs for acts of terrorism. In addition, SHSP supports the implementation of the National Preparedness Goal, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the National Response Plan.

Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program (UASI)

Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program (UASI) funds address the unique planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high threat, high density urban areas, and assist them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Emergency Management Performance Grant provides assistance for the development, maintenance, and improvement of state and local emergency management capabilities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) & Agreement in Principle (AIP)

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) & Agreement in Principle (AIP) - The funding enhances readiness to Nevada communities to respond to Hazardous Materials (HAZ-Mat) incidents involving radiological materials.