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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.

Grant Programs

Overview

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.