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About Grants Management

Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) works to effectively and efficiently manage state-initiated grant programs, as well as federal grant funding awarded to Indiana for the advancement of homeland security initiatives. Agency staff manage three annual federal grants, bringing more than $11.5 million dollars to the state for disaster preparedness programs focused on natural and man-made disasters, as well as hazardous material response programs. IDHS also manages several state-level grants. In 2019, more than $19 million was awarded to 429 schools across the state to assist in improving school security and safety. The agency also applies for and manages funds that support fire departments and other first responders to do their jobs more safely and effectively.

Grant Resources

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 DUNS number, vendor 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.

  • IntelliGrants

    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has launched a new 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.

    IntelliGrants Login

    IntelliGrants Equipment Inventory Quick Reference Guide

  • Indiana Grants Management System (iGMS)
  • Vendor 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: grants@dhs.in.gov. The forms will then be routed to ensure a timely registration.

    Please allow ten days for the vendor registration process to be completed once forms have been submitted. Once the completed forms have been processed and a vendor number has been generated, IDHS Grants Staff will contact the applicant with the applicant’s vendor number.

    Applicants who are unsure if a vendor number has been registered for their agency should contact IDHS Grants Staff at grants@dhs.in.gov for verification. In order to verify the vendor 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.

    The State of Indiana requires all entities who receive funds from the state to be registered as a bidder. An applicant cannot begin the bidder registration process until a vendor number has been generated. There is no cost to become a registered bidder. The process takes approximately twenty minutes to complete and is a two-part process.

    To become a registered bidder, applicants must go to this link: http://www.in.gov/idoa/2464.htm. After clicking on the link, click on the “Create New Bidder Profile” tab to start the first part (steps 1-6) of the registration process.

    Once steps 1-6 have been completed, an email from GMISWorkflow@IOT.in.gov 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 timeframe, the password will need to be reset by clicking here. Once it is reset, another email will be sent from GMISWorkflow@IOT.in.gov with further instructions.

  • DUNS Number

    Before applying for a grant through IDHS, an applicant must have (or obtain) a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number which is a unique numeric identifier regulated by Dun and Bradstreet. This is a requirement to receive federal grant funds. The DUNS number is a required field for all subsequent steps in the application submission. Applicants can receive a DUNS number, at no cost, by calling the DUNS number request line at (866) 705-5711.

    If applicants believe they possess an active DUNS number, they should call the request line to verify their DUNS number. Once a DUNS number has been obtained, an applicant must register the number in the System for Awards Management (SAM) at the following: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/.

    Effective June 2017, SAM will no longer support Internet Explorer (IE) versions older than IE11. SAM can be accessed through Internet Explorer version of IE11 or higher, or with another supported browser type such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Another option to find the SAM website is to place “System for Awards Management” into any search engine and the SAM web address will be generated. Please contact IDHS Grants Management if assistance is needed during the SAM registration process or while obtaining a DUNS number.

Grant Programs

IDHS manages both state-initiated grant programs and federal grants awarded to Indiana for homeland security initiatives. Additionally, IDHS works to connect entities across the state with even more resources and funds not managed by the agency. The IDHS Grant Resource Guide cites a few of those resources and informs Hoosiers about other grant programs that could be helpful in supporting public safety across Indiana. Specific information on grant programs is available in the sections below.

Grants Support Ticket

See the Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for initial help before submitting a ticket.

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