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FY2020 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

Grants to West Virginia Local and State
Agencies to Enhance Security

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West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM)

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Deadline Date:

03/27/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to West Virginia local and state government agencies for activities that enhance security capacity. Funding is intended to prevent and improve response to acts of terrorism throughout the state. Eligible projects and activities are those that close gaps identified in a jurisdictional THIRA, a real-world event, or an exercise.

FY2020 HSGP Federal Priorities

  • Enhancing Cybersecurity
  • Enhancing Protection of Soft Target/Crowded Places
  • Enhancing Information and Intelligence Sharing
  • Addressing Emergent Threat

FY2020 HSGP State Priorities

  • Law Enforcement Enhancement
  • Major Incident Response Capability
  • Operational Communication
  • Training, Exercises, and Awareness

For details on Federal and State priorities, see:

All applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate that proposals:

  • Support terrorism preparedness;
  • Support closing capability gaps or sustaining capabilities identified in the community’s THIRA process; and
  • Support the overcoming of existing logistical, technological, legal, policy, and other impediments to collaborating, networking, sharing information, cooperating, and fostering a culture of national preparedness with all partners in efforts to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism, to meet its target capabilities, and to otherwise reduce the overall risk to the community or State.

In addition, the applicant must explain how the proposed project will support the efforts to:

  • Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
  • Prepare for all hazards and threats, while explaining the nexus to terrorism preparedness;
  • Protect citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards, relating to acts of terrorism; and/or
  • Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of an act of terrorism or other catastrophic incidents. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188324

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Municipality, County, or State agencies may apply. Applicant must be listed as a WV OASIS Vendor.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To allow potential applicants an opportunity to ask questions, we have scheduled two Adobe Connect webinars. These will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 20th and 10:00am on Tuesday, February 25th.

To join either meeting, please use the following link:

Audio portion:

Phone: 425-436-6359
PIN: 3337

It can be beneficial to log into the Adobe Connect room prior to the meeting to ensure your computer settings will work.

Depending on interest, additional webinars or in-person workshops may be scheduled, which will be posted in the Grants tab of the WVDHSEM website (

Pre-Application Information:

Submit application to the appropriate West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management Area Liaison by 5pm on Friday, March 27th, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions related to the grant application, allowable projects, or reporting requirements, please

David Hoge
(304) 558-5380

Matt Blackwood
(304) 558-5380

Chuck Bennett
(304) 558-5380

Area Liaisons:

Brad Hartley
(304) 807-3275

Jason Lively
(304) 545-3058

Sandy Green
(304) 807-5135

Shawn Dunbrack
(304) 807-5630

Theresa White
(304) 807-3460

Greg Fuller
(304) 807-3076

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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