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Homeland Security Grants: Current Year

Fiscal Year 2011


The 2011 Homeland Security Grant Program application period is now open, through December 1, 2011.

Eligible applicants are tribal, county and municipal governments, associated public entities and State agencies. For 2011, based on State and Federal Homeland Security priorities, grant application criteria is focused on:

  • All Hazards Emergency Planning
  • Improve Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Provide WMD/Terrorism/HAZMAT response training to first responders
  • Maintain and grow the capabilities of the Maine Information & Analysis Center
  • Support the statewide exercise program
  • Improve Interoperable Communications
  • Support HAZMAT Team equipment needs
  • Support Mass Care plans, exercises, & needs
  • Support Law Enforcement-specific preparedness and prevention needs

A total of approximately $1.525 million is available for allocation under the competitive process. Of the available total:

  • $981,000 is available to non-law enforcement entities at the Tribal/County/Local level, and
  • $765,000 is available to law enforcement entities at the Tribal/County/Local level.

Applications will be accepted in the task areas identified above.


For local and county applicants, applications must be submitted to County EMA offices no later than the Close of Business on Thursday, December 1, 2011. *

For Tribal and State applicants, applications must be submitted to MEMA no later than the Close of Business on Thursday, December 1, 2011 *.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

Once projects have been approved and awards have been accepted, subgrantees will have until February 28, 2014 to complete project activities and request reimbursement from MEMA.

Grant applications materials are listed below. For 2011, all applications must be submitted electronically. You will need the free Adobe® Reader to fill out the application. If you have an older version of the software, we recommend you upgrade to the newest version, available free from Adobe®.

For a list of equipment purchases allowable under the grant, see the Department of Homeland Security Allowable Equipment List.

*Local and County applications will be received electronically by MEMA and retransmitted immediately to County EMA offices for review.

Please read all guidance documents carefully before preparing and submitting your application.

Grant Documents
Name pdf rtf other
SERC Facility letter 318010-SERC Letter.pdf
Letter sent to facilities describing filing and fee reports for hazardous materials inventories. Also used by Homeland Security grant applicants to review requirements.


You will need the free Adobe® Reader to view PDF documents. RTF documents may be opened with any word processing software. Other: DOC: Microsoft Word® or Word® Viewer. XLS: Microsoft Excel® or Excel® Viewer Should you need an alternate form of any document, please contact us.