State and Local Homeland Security Training Program

To design, develop, and deliver training content and support for Federal, State, local, and tribal jurisdictions in accordance with DHS doctrine guidance and approved Homeland Security Strategies.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Training courses for public officials and first responders to include fire fighters, law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency management, public works, and public health.

Training courses are divided into three categories: awareness level, performance level, and planning and management level.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Past training efforts has resulted in the training of over 390,000 first responders. Courses are designed to increase awareness of terrorism threats and weapons of mass destruction among public officials, public health and the medical community, public safety and public works personnel, as well as provide intensive technician and operations courses that demonstrate the effects of and response to live agents, explosives and radiation.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides funding through cooperative and inter-agency agreements to the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, and Continuing and Emerging training providers for the purposes of the development and delivery of all-hazards training for Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency responders.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This is a closed solicitation, available only to eligible organizations.

There are two categories funded: 1) Non-Federal members that make up the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) and consist of the following institutions: Louisiana State University, Texas A&M, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and Eastern Kentucky University; and 2) Continuing and Emerging Training Grant programs.

These programs meet the continuing training needs of emergency responder communities and have received previous funding through a competitive process e.g., Competitive Training Grant Program (CTGP) or national associations that represent key stakeholders.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local units of government.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372 "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.


Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.


Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2006, Public Law 109-90.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.




Potential continuation or extensions of some awards.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures.

Post Assistance Requirements


Categorical Assistance Progress Reports (CAPR) are required semi-annually and due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period (July 30 with a reporting period of January 1 through June 30, and January 30 with a reporting period of July 1 through December 31) for the life of the award.

Grantees are also required to submit quarterly Financial Status Reports (FSR).

The FSR are due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter on January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Final CAPR and FSR reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award, whichever occurs first.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.


Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(includes National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and Center for Domestic Preparedness) FY 07 $84,076,692; FY 08 est $181,500,000; and FY 09 est $79,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitations may be developed to solicit proposals for new activities.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Lane SW, Bldg 410 Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.

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