Secured School Safety Report
The Secured School Safety Board has released a report about recent changes to the Secured School Safety Grant and statistical data about what grant funds have been used for. Read the 2023 SSSB Report
Indiana offers several-state funded grants to maintain public safety, and IDHS works to obtain federal grant funding each year through multiple sources, including FEMA. Following a disaster, grant funding may also be made available to individuals and communities to assist in the recovery process, and federal grant dollars may be earmarked to help communities become more resilient and limit future damage from disasters through property buyout programs, safe room programs and more.
Use the table below to find grants that IDHS administers, as well as related fire, EMS and disaster grants. Selected historical grant award data is available on the Data and Statistics page.
Note: All open dates and deadlines are estimates, unless specified.
|Open?||Deadline||Grant Program (Federal/State Funds)||Open Date|| Funding Maximum|
April 25, 2023|
5 p.m. EDT
|State Homeland Security Grant (SHSP) (F)||March 2023||$150,000||Grants Support Ticket|
April 25, 2023|
5 p.m. EDT
|Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) (F)||March 2023||$150,000||Grants Support Ticket|
|Open||Rolling monthly deadlines until March 31, 2024||Newborn Safety Device Grant (NBSD) (S)||Aug. 2, 2023||$10,000||Grants Support Ticket|
Sept. 13, 2023|
4:30 p.m. EDT
|Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant (HMEP) (F)||Aug. 21, 2023||$20,000||Grants Support Ticket|
July 26, 2023|
4:30 p.m. EDT
|Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG) (S)||June 26, 2023||$100,000||Grants Support Ticket|
Oct. 31, 2023|
4:30 p.m. EDT
|Emergency Management Performance Grant - Salary (EMPG-S) (F)||Oct. 2, 2023||Varies (county population tier)||Grants Support Ticket|
|Closed||TBD||Emergency Management Performance Grant - Competitive (EMPG-C) (F)||Fall 2024||$20,000||Grants Support Ticket|
Oct. 20, 2023|
|EMS Training Support Grant (S)||Oct. 1, 2023||$10,000||Fire/EMS Support Ticket|
Nov. 1, 2023|
|Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Grant (S)||Oct. 6, 2023||$75,000||Fire/EMS Support Ticket|
|Closed||TBD||Local Training Support Grant (LTS) (S)||TBD||$10,000||Fire/EMS Support Ticket|
Sept. 15, 2023|
4 p.m. EDT
|Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant (BRIC) (F)||Summer 2023||Varies (25% local match)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Closed||Funding-dependent||Residential Safe Room Program (F)||Funding-dependent||$5,000 (25% local match)||email@example.com|
|Closed||Disaster-dependent||Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) (F)||Disaster-dependent||Variesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Closed||Disaster-dependent||Individual Disaster Recovery Assistance (F)||Disaster-dependent||Variesemail@example.com|
|Closed||Disaster-dependent||Public Entity Disaster Recovery Assistance (F)||Disaster-dependent||Variesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Closed||Feb. 10, 2023||Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) (F)||Jan. 9, 2023||N/A (5-15% local match)||FEMA|
|Open||March 1, 2024||Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Grants (S)||March 2, 2023 (annual)||$5,000 (50% local match for matching grant program)||DNR Division of Forestry|
|Closed||March 17, 2023||Staffing for Adequate Fire and Safety Response Grant (SAFER) (F)||Feb. 13, 2023||N/A (no local match)||FEMA|
|Closed||September 2023||Rural First Responder Naloxone Grant (S/F)||October 2022||Varies||IDOH Naloxone Distribution Program|
IDHS-administrated grants require entities to have specific registration numbers in order to process applications and payments. Public safety partners can plan ahead for application periods by verifying their UEI number, supplier number and bidder number prior to applying for any grants. These registrations are vital to the grant award process, and incorrect information could disqualify an application from moving past the first round of the review process. Visit the Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for initial help with registration and applications.
IDHS to Purge Cancelled, Stale Grant Applications
IDHS will be purging cancelled grant applications and in-process applications that were never submitted in IntelliGrants. Declined or denied applications will be kept in the system. Applicants can fill out the following form to request deletion: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/cd899a9b13634985b35d30d387d14f58. Please be sure that you have the document ID number for each application. A maximum of five applications at a time can be requested on one form. Enter only one application name to be deleted per field. If you have more than five applications to delete, please submit multiple forms. The developer will purge the applications by the following quarter end dates: March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.
IDHS uses a grant application and management system platform called IntelliGrants. The adoption of this platform by IDHS and other state agencies enhances and standardizes grant management across the state.
For instructions and FAQs on registering for IntelliGrants, please visit the IntelliGrants page.
- Indiana Grants Management System (iGMS)
iGMS is a powerful tool used by IDHS to coordinate all grant budgets, requests for expenditures, applications for funding and more.
- Supplier Registration with the State of Indiana
If this process has already been completed, and registrations remain in good standing, the requirement has been met. There is no need to duplicate the process. Visit the State of Indiana Auditor website and complete the W-9 Form and Automated Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement SF# 47551. Send the completed forms to the IDHS Grants Section inbox: email@example.com. The forms will then be routed to ensure a timely registration.
Please allow 10 days for the supplier registration process to be completed once forms have been submitted. Once the completed forms have been processed and a supplier number has been generated, IDHS Grants staff will contact the applicant with the applicant’s supplier number.
Applicants who are unsure if a supplier number has been registered for their agency should contact IDHS Grants staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for verification. In order to verify the supplier information on file with the state, IDHS will need to have the correct federal tax ID listed in the IntelliGrants system.
- Bidder Registration with the State of Indiana
If this process has already been completed, and registrations remain in good standing, the requirement has been met. There is no need to duplicate the process.
Indiana requires all entities that receive funds from the state to be registered as a bidder. An applicant cannot begin the bidder registration process until a supplier number has been generated. There is no cost to become a registered bidder. The process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is a two-part process.
To become a registered bidder, applicants must go to the Bidder Profile Registration page. Start the first part (steps 1-6) of the registration process.
Once steps 1-6 have been completed, an email from email@example.com will be sent to the email used in Step 2 of the first part of the registration process. The email will contain the user ID, a temporary password and a link to complete the final part of the two-part process. This temporary password has an expiration date. If users do not log in with the temporary password within that time frame, the password will need to be reset. Once it is reset, another email will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org with further instructions.
- UEI Number
Before applying for a grant through IDHS, an applicant must have (or obtain) a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number, which is a unique numeric identifier created in the System for Awards Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/SAM/. This is a requirement to receive federal grant funds.
If you do not already have a UEI, go to SAM.gov to request your UEI and register your entity to do business with the U.S. government, to make any updates to your legal business name and physical address associated with the UEI and to find customer support at a single helpdesk for all UEI and entity registration issues.
IDHS uses the PeopleSoft Supply Contract Module (SCM) for e-contracting services. PeopleSoft and the SCM are accessible only through the state’s Supplier Portal administered by the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA). This process allows sub-grantees to receive grant agreements/contracts for electronic signing.
Each sub-contractor or sub-grantee is required to complete the state’s supplier registration process and obtain a unique PeopleSoft identification ID and password. This process ensures the sub-contractor/sub-grantee understands the electronic signature process and agrees to execute contracts in that manner.
Please note, in order to ensure documents are delivered to the accurate person, it is IDHS policy to verify and update contact information for the SCM each time a grant is awarded.
For information regarding contract administration, please visit IDOA's Contract Administration page.
For information regarding bidder registration and to find a Direct Deposit form, W-9 form and registration with the Secretary of State, please visit IDOA's Procurement: Requirements to do Business with the State page.
- Grants Toolkit
- Completed Sample Environment Form
- Environmental and Historic Preservation Screening Form
- FEMA Authorized Equipment List
- FEMA Preparedness Grants
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Grants.gov (information on all available federal grant programs)
- IDHS Grant Resource Guide
- IDHS Post-Award Grants Manual
- State of Indiana Travel Policy Information
See the Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for initial help before submitting a ticket.
State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Not Yet Accepting Local Applicants
The federal Department of Homeland Security accepted applications in fall 2022 for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP), part of the 2021 Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act. This act appropriated $1 billion for cybersecurity initiatives, and each state could apply for a share of those funds based on population. Indiana applied for these funds in November. The application included the makeup of the SLCGP Planning Committee, which is tasked with creating the State’s Cybersecurity Plan prior to unlocking the 2022 and 2023 funds.
Please select the “Subscribe to grants updates” link above to be notified when the grant is open to subgrantees (local entities).