State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP)

The SHSP is a competitive, federally funded, FEMA grant program focused on enhancing the ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks.

ALEA will be hosting 2024 State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) applicant training sessions statewide. This training is intended for units of local government looking to apply for funding for assistance with efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism. Anyone who would be responsible for application submission and subsequent management (programmatic and financial) of the grant are strongly encouraged to attend. This grant program is competitive, and applications will be scored by a committee comprised of law enforcement, emergency management, and fire subject matter experts. Bonus points will be added to the scores of agencies who attend this training.  


February 7th from 10 am-12 pm - Selma, Alabama - Click Here to Register

February 8th from 10 am-12 pm - Opelika, Alabama - Click Here to Register

February 9th from 10 am-12 pm - Oxford, Alabama - Click Here to Register

February 14th from 1 pm-3 pm - Andalusia, Alabama - Click Here to Register

February 15th from 10 am-12 pm - Robertsdale, Alabama - Click Here to Register

February 21st from 1 pm-3 pm - Millport, Alabama - Click Here to Register

February 22nd from 1 pm-3 pm - Guntersville, Alabama - Click Here to Register


FY2024 SHSP Application Period:

March 1, 2024, to April 15, 2024

Applications are submitted through our online portal which can be accessed at: and are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Who is eligible to apply for this funding?

Local units of government, meaning:

  • A county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (regardless of whether the council of governments is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), regional or interstate government entity, or agency or instrumentality of a local government;
  • An Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization, or in Alaska a Native village or Alaska Regional Native Corporation; and
  • A rural community, unincorporated town or village, or other public entity