The mission of the FY 2013 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 as NSSEs 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 NSSEs, in accordance with 18 U.S.C.
§ 305 6. The FY 2013 NSSE Grant Program was developed by FEMA in coordination with USSS.