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HSGP Funding for Security Efforts. Presented by Michele Robinson. What is the HSGP?. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Program Federal funding to help States achieve a variety of prevention and preparedness goals.

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hsgp funding for security efforts

HSGP Funding for Security Efforts

Presented by

Michele Robinson

what is the hsgp
What is the HSGP?
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Federal funding to help States achieve a variety of prevention and preparedness goals.
  • Supports prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

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the cyber security piece
The Cyber Security Piece
  • Many CI/KR sectors are now highly dependent on technology and the Internet
      • Communications and Information Technology
      • Banking and Finance
      • Energy and Water
  • So…just as many are now highly dependent upon robust cyber security as well as physical security

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consider your state security requirement needs
Consider Your State Security Requirement Needs
  • Disaster management
    • Planning, training and testing/exercise efforts
  • Information sharing & analysis
    • Communication and collaboration tools
  • Cyber security
    • IDS/IPS, log correlation and forensics tools
  • Physical Security
    • Cameras, alarms, access controls
  • All
    • Computer Hardware/Software
    • Planning, training, testing plans

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navigating the application process
Navigating the Application Process
  • Not always clear
  • Moving target
  • Attend the grant application workshop when offered
  • Will take some effort
  • More so, if you are small agency and do not have a grants management unit with experienced grant writers and support

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navigating the application process1
Navigating the Application Process
  • Read through all of the DHS/OHS Strategy and Grant Guidance documents
  • Read through additional resource material
  • Determine your eligibility and Agency requirements
  • Obtain Executive Management support

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Navigating the Application Process
  • Follow the application instructions exactly
  • Obtain clarification from the OHS State representative as needed
  • Talk with others who have been successful
  • Take your best shot
  • If you don’t succeed…try again!

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tentative timeline
Tentative Timeline

Jan – Program Guidance and Application Kit published by DHS

Mar – CA Supplement published by OHS

Mar- Apr – CA sub-grantee application workshops

Apr – State applications due to DHS

Jul – State funding awards announced by DHS

Jul – State sub-allocations released by OHS

Aug – CA sub-grantee applications due to OHS

Oct – CA sub-grantee awards announced by OHS

Performance period = 2 to 2.5 years

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our request
Our Request
  • Statewide Cyber Security Strategy
    • Technical assistance with gap analyses
    • Development of incident response strategy and plan
    • Cyber Security Training (Sentinel)
    • Development of exercise plans
    • Participation in Cyber Storm II
    • Equipment to support activities
    • Reference materials and other tools for standards and policy development

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our request1
Our Request
  • 2008 Cyber Security Awareness Conference
  • Online Learning Management System for Cyber Security & Privacy Awareness Training
  • Online Incident Reporting System

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dhs resources
DHS Resources
  • DHS – 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program


  • National Strategy for Homeland Security


  • National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace


  • National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets


  • National Infrastructure Protection Plan


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dhs ohs resources
DHS/OHS Resources
  • DHS-NIPP IT Sector Plan


  • OHS Grants Management Home page


  • OHS FY 07 Grant Information


  • OHS Critical Infrastructure Protection page


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other recommended resources
Other RecommendedResources
  • IT Sector Coordinating Council (SCC)


  • Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council


  • National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NASTAC)


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Other RecommendedResources
  • NASCIO Privacy & Security Committee


  • US-Cert posting of DHS-NIPP & Cyber Security Fact Sheet


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