Hoeven Announces Nearly $7.2 Million in DHS Funding for North Dakota

Senator Encourages Applications for Other DHS Funding Opportunities

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Homeland Security Appropriations Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded nearly $7.2 million to the State of North Dakota for emergency response and preparedness efforts. DHS has also issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for a variety of grant opportunities for which the state or tribes in the state can apply. 

Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) DHS Funding Allocated to North Dakota:

  • Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) – $3.98 million – The funds will be used to help North Dakota recover from terrorism or catastrophic events as well as to prepare and protect against such events.
  • Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) – $3,106,529 – The funds will be used to assist the state in preparing for hazards.
  • Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State (NSGP-S) – $100,000 – Nonprofits in North Dakota will use the funds to coordinate with state and local efforts to prepare against terrorist attacks.

DHS Funding Opportunities:

  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) – $100 million will be competitively awarded to assist United States Ports of Entry in improving security and preparing for emergencies. North Dakota has 22 ports.
  • HGSP, Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) – North Dakota and 38 other states and territories can apply for part of a total of $85 million in OPSG funding to help secure the U.S. border.
  • Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) – North Dakota tribes and others from throughout the country can apply for part of a total of $10 million in THSGP funding for emergency preparedness.

            “Today’s funding and notice of funding from DHS are all about investing in national security and border security,” Hoeven said. “I encourage all eligible parties to apply for additional grant opportunities to help ensure that our state is safe, secure and prepared for natural and other disasters.”