CAPCOG recommends SHSP grant projects to OOG
The CAPCOG Executive Committee reviewed and recommended 22 projects seeking State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant funding for the Office of the Governor (OOG) at its regular March meeting. CAPCOG has estimated regional projects could receive about $900,000, based on historical funding trends, meaning seven of the projects could be funded once the OOG makes the final project selection. Award notices could be received in June.
The CAPCOG Homeland Security Task Force and its subcommittees, comprised of subject matter experts from throughout the region, initially reviewed and prioritized the SHSP project applications based on planning work earlier in the year; however, project prioritization was adjusted to account for new state and federal requirements released after their initial prioritization. Projects that were prioritized slightly lower because of the requirement changes included hazmat and radiological equipment projects. Projects that received the highest priority were related to homeland security planning and training, hazmat equipment, and community emergency response teams.
Throughout the year, CAPCOG will continue to work with the OOG to fund as many projects as possible, especially if savings are realized from higher prioritized projects.
Read more about the SHSP Process.
Review the SHSP Project Prioritization List.