Citizen Corps

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

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation $ 975,000   2012-08-312013-08-30
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Program Accomplishments

Not applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Citizen Corps funds currently available must be used for activities described in the Citizen Corps guidance materials provided to each State's designated point of contact.

Grantees will be expected to develop a jurisdiction-wide strategic plan for the Citizen Corps initiative and to implement the elements of that plan.

Of the funding provided for Citizen Corps activities, 75 percent must be passed through by the grantees to local governments.

Localities receiving grants may use the funding for Citizen Corps Council organizing activities; for organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining CERTs; for defraying the added expense of liability coverage for CERT participants; and for outreach and public education campaigns to promote Citizen Corps and community and family safety measures, to include printing, marketing, advertising, and special events.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States are eligible to apply for the assistance under this program.

For purposes of this program and consistent with the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C.

5122(4), "State" means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Local governments may receive assistance as subgrantees to the States in which they are located.

The term "local government" as used in this program has the meaning set forth in the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C.

5122(6), and includes any county, city, village, town, district, or other political subdivision of any State, any Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization, or Alaska Native village or organization, including any rural community or unincorporated town or village or any other public entity for which an application for assistance is made by a State or political subdivision thereof.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local units of government.


A program point of contact must be designated by the chief elected official of each jurisdiction eligible to apply to DHS for assistance.

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.


Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53 and the Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act, 2008, Division E, Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2008, Public Law 110-161.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.




A new application is required for each Federal fiscal year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements