National Special Security Event

The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency"s (FEMA) National Special Security Event (NSSE) Grant Program is to provide supplemental federal assistance to reimburse State and local governments for certain actual costs associated with providing emergency management, public safety, and security
during the preparation and conduct of an NSSE.

The Secretary of the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security designates events of national significance NSSE based on factors including, but not limited to: anticipated attendance by U.S.

officials and foreign dignitaries; the size of the event; and, the significance of the event.

By statute, the United States Secret Service (USSS) is designated as the lead federal agency for planning, coordinating, and implementing security operations at NSSE, in accordance with 18 U.S.C.

§ 3056.

The FY 2012 NSSE Grant Program was developed by FEMA in coordination with USSS.


The funding made available under this FOA will reimburse the actual costs to State and local governments for providing emergency management, public safety, and security at events, as determined by the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, related to the presence of a NSSE.

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

http://www.fema.gov