Preparedness Grant Programs

Preparedness grants help develop and sustain capabilities at the state, local, tribal, and territorial levels and in our nation’s highest-risk transit systems, ports, and along our borders to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, mitigate terrorism and other high-consequence disasters and emergencies.

Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (SC EM-HS) grant funds are utilized to equip and train responders and to prepare Shelby County, TN, for any emergent or disaster event. Grants administered by SC EM-HS include:

  • Homeland Security Grant Program — grants designed to enhance the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism involving chemical, biological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) weapons and cyberattacks.
  • Emergency Management Performance Grants — federal funds to states to assist state and local governments in preparing for all hazards.
  • Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness — provides financial, technical assistance, and national direction to enhance state and local hazardous materials, emergency planning, and training. 
  • Port Security Grant Program – funding to state, local, and private-sector partners to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve port-wide maritime-security risk management, and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.