Dallas County
Homeland Security & Emergency Management

509 Main St. Ste. 305, Dallas, TX 75209 Office 214-653-7980 Fax 214-653-7988

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

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
  • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP)
  • Metropolitan Medical Responses System (MMRS)
  • Citizen Corps Program (CCP)

The HSGP is one tool among a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the administration to help strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.

Below is a quick overview of the FY2007 programs included in HSGP.

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 Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Program. UASI Program 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.

Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP). LETPP provides resources to law enforcement and public safety communities (working with their private partners) to support critical terrorism prevention activities, including: establishing/enhancing fusion centers and collaborating with non-law enforcement partners, other government agencies, and the private sector.

Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) Program. MMRS funds support designated jurisdictions to further enhance and sustain a regionally integrated, systematic mass casualty incident preparedness program that enables a response during the first crucial hours of an incident. The program prepares jurisdictions for response to all-hazards mass casualty incidents, including CBRNE terrorism, epidemic disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and large-scale hazardous materials incidents.

Citizen Corps Program (CCP). The Citizen Corps mission is to bring community and government leaders together to coordinate the involvement of community members in emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response, and recovery.