State Administrative Agency

Grant Operations

The Homeland Security Grant Program is comprised of the following interconnected grant programs:

   Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) focuses on enhancing law enforcement preparedness and operational readiness along the land borders of the United States. This funding supports land border jurisdictions in achieving a greater capability to prevent, protect against, and respond to border security issues, encouraging local operational objectives and capabilities to enhance federal and State Homeland Security Strategies and enhance requirements for border security and protection.


   State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

SHSP supports the implementation of State Homeland Security Strategies 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 (NRP).


   Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)

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.