The priority of Preparedness Grants is to support the achievement of the National Preparedness System in meeting the National Preparedness Goal – a secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.
Preparedness Grants should also support State Homeland Security Strategies. Louisiana State Homeland Security Strategy identifies the State’s values, interests, strategic appraisal, policy, strategy and risk assessment as they relate to local, State and national homeland security and resiliency.
There is a wide range of activities and initiatives Preparedness Grants can fund that help meet the National Preparedness Goal and support the State Strategy.
For example, Preparedness Grants can be used to fund:
- Certain types of equipment purchases. Check the FEMA Allowable Equipment List (AEL) to learn more about equipment items allowed under specific Preparedness Grant programs.
- Development and maintenance of Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) and other plans.
- Training and exercise.
- Construction and renovation of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).
- Management and administration needs.
- And more!
Non-GOHSEP Administered Grants
Other Preparedness (non-disaster) Grants
also fund non-disaster Mitigation Grants
discussed under the Mitigation GRANTS INDEX
and the Mitigation
sections of this website.
There are other Preparedness Grants found within other Federal departments and agencies and through both the nonprofit and private sectors that are of interest to local communities, State agencies, Tribal authorities and other emergency management stakeholders. From assistance to firefighters to battling terrorism, community policing, hazardous materials safety and more, these funding sources provide needed assistance to help ensure the safety of our communities.
Grant applications are made online.