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How to use the investment template

Applicants must propose at least one and include up to 10 investments.

  • Applicants must propose at least one project within each investment in their investment justification to describe the activities they would plan to implement with State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funds. There is no limit to the number of projects that may be submitted.
  • Of the proposed investments, recipients using SHSP funds are required to propose one (1) single investment in support of a designated fusion center that will be funded by SHSP funds. Recipients must coordinate with the fusion center when developing a fusion center investment prior to submission.
  • Recipients investing in emergency communications must describe how activities align to their Statewide Communication Interoperable Plan (SCIP). Recipients must coordinate with their Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) and/or Statewide Interoperability Governance Body (SIGB) when developing an emergency communications investment prior to submission to ensure the project supports the statewide strategy to improve emergency communications and is compatible and interoperable with surrounding systems.

Learn more about the grant process

  • Pre award:  The initiation of this phase can stem from a disaster event or funding acquisition from Congress. During this phase applications are submitted and may include the initial draft award package.
  • Award:  The award phase establishes legally binding agreement between FEMA and the pass-through entity. The agreement contains the terms and conditions of the grant and obligates federal funds.
  • Post award:  Risk assessments are completed, grant articles are executed and funds are distributed to sub recipients. Grant management and monitoring includes programmatic, financial and progress reports during the period of performance.
  • Closeout:  Evaluation of the grant articles, financial reconciliation, and final reporting activities are completed during this phase.
  • Post closeout:  Program review may include feedback, development and application review from federal, state, local, and private partners through a formal or informal after-action process.