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Homeland Security Program starts grant process

Thursday, November 23, 2017

CAPCOG announced its process for jurisdictions seeking funding from the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) State Homeland Security Program grants. In recent years, the 10-county CAPCOG region has received between $1.4 and $1.2 million per year. CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division will host mandatory workshops on Dec. 12 and 15 for those seeking the program’s funding. The workshops will cover funding eligibility; application requirements; federal and state rules; regulations and certifications required for applicants; and application deadlines. Applying jurisdictions must send one representative to a workshop, but CAPCOG encourages any project managers or grant writers seeking funding to attend. Workshop registration is available at

> Register to attend a workshop.

The OOG will open the application process on Dec. 15, 2017 at All submitted projects must have a connection to FEMA’s nexus of terrorism and be completed by Jan. 26, 2018, so CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Task Force can review and prioritize projects. The CAPCOG Executive Committee recommends a final prioritized list to the OOG, which has final program approval. Last year CAPCOG reviewed more than 40 applications and the highest priority projects addressed an identified threat or hazard, while demonstrating a regional solution that either sustained or expanded existing homeland security programs. About a third were funded.

> Learn more about the grant program.
> Read about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

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