2013 State Homeland Security Program grant funding available
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for Homeland Security funding. Public and private non-profit agencies, including school districts, are eligible to apply. Funding will be awarded for one-time projects to enhance the security of critical assets, strengthen the efforts of first responders, and support the state’s defense against disasters and man-made threats. Awards are competitive and will be made by regional review committees. Funding will be available by January 2014 and projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2014.
Please refer to the following documents to apply for this funding: application guidelines, application form, county emergency manager contact list, and regional coordinator contact sheet.
Local Homeland Security and Emergency Management services are coordinated through the county emergency manager. Each county in South Dakota has an emergency manager who is responsible for response to man-made and natural disasters. Your county emergency manager assists with emergency planning, training, and coordinating the responses with local law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and emergency medical services. They also serve as a liaison between local, state, and federal agencies for response resources.
Applications must be received by your county emergency manager by Aug. 23, 2013.
Applications will be reviewed and awarded by regional review committees, which are facilitated by Department of Public Safety Regional Coordinators. If you have questions about the regional application process for this funding, please contact your county emergency manager or your local Department of Public Safety Regional Coordinator.