SUMMARY: The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The anticipated effects of the THSGP grant funds are to increase the ability of Tribes to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism, to meet their capability targets, and to otherwise reduce the overall risk to Tribes, high-risk urban areas, states, and the Nation.
Given the evolving threat landscape, it is incumbent upon DHS/FEMA to continuously evaluate the national risk profile and set priorities that help ensure appropriate allocation of scarce security dollars. In assessing the national risk profile for FY 2022, six areas attract the most concern:
- Enhancing cybersecurity
- Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places
- Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and analysis
- Combating domestic violent extremism
- Enhancing community preparedness and resilience
- Enhancing election security
DEADLINE: Applications were to be submitted by June 13, 2022. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are federally recognized Indian Tribes (or a consortium of Indian Tribes).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-programs/community-connect-grants#overview