Preparedness Grants

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).

Preparedness grants help develop and sustain capabilities at the state and local, tribal and territorial levels and in our nation’s highest-risk transit systems, ports and along our borders to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate terrorism and other high-consequence disasters and emergencies. Several programs are listed and described below.

Homeland Security Grant Program

The Homeland Security Grant program includes the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP), and the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program (UASI).  The SHSP 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. 

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) is a core assistance program that provides funds to build capabilities at the State, local, tribal, and territorial levels, to enhance our national resilience to absorb disruptions and rapidly recover from incidents both natural and manmade as well as to implement the goals and objectives included in State homeland security strategies and initiatives in their State Preparedness Report(SPR).

  • 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.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) grant provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. The intent is to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies.  

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

Emergency Management Performance Grant provides financial assistance for the development, maintenance, and improvement of state, local and tribal emergency management capabilities and for all-hazards preparedness activities.

These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist agencies to implement the National Preparedness System and the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. 

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)provides funding to eligible entities to address cybersecurity risks and threats to information systems owned or operated by, or on behalf of, state, local, or tribal governments. SLCGP was created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to address cybersecurity threats.

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

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

Grant Resources

To better serve the State of Nevada, the grants team at the Nevada Division of Emergency Management / Homeland Security has gathered resources to make your grant process more user friendly.

If there are additional questions or assistance required, our grants team is standing by to assist. Contact or