MCP Insights

Grant Alert: Kentucky Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Morgan Sava

The state of Kentucky recently opened applications for its annual Kentucky Homeland Security Grant Program.

Kentucky Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Grant Guidelines
Available Funds $4.8 Million
Apply by: May 5, 2023

Grant Overview

The Kentucky Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) assists states with building, sustaining, and delivering capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism. To be funded, projects MUST

  • demonstrate a terroristic preparedness nexus
  • address threats and hazards identified in the State’s Threat and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs) and the corresponding National Core Capabilities
  • fall under an identified National Priority Area or Enduring Security Need.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include city or county governments, public safety and emergency communications centers, area development districts, local taxing districts, and public school districts.

Funding Priorities (Prioritized by the state of Kentucky)

Grant funds may be used for the following categories to enhance response against cyberattacks, active shooters, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE). Example project types for public-safety organizations include, but are not limited to:
  • Cybersecurity risk assessments
  • Cybersecurity training and planning
  • Endpoint protection and cybersecurity monitoring
  • Continuity of operations plans (COOP)
  • Physical security enhancements
  • Community Emergency Response Team establishment and training
  • Infrastructure systems, such as Project 25 (P25) radio systems

The Application Process

  • An agency may submit multiple applications. However, each application may contain only one project and reflect only one funding category. 
  • All applicants MUST have an active UEI number
  • All applicants applying for federal grant awards MUST have an eClearinghouse review. 
  • All applicants applying for federal grant awards MUST be registered on
  • All applicants applying for federal grant awards MUST comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines
  • The lead applicants must agree to follow KRS 45A-Kentucky Model Procurement Code.

One scanned copy (electronic PDF file) must be uploaded by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 5, 2023.

How Mission Critical Partners Can Help    

  • Help you understand which project category your needs align to
  • Help you prepare your application for submission
  • Provide quotes so that you can best determine your organization's priorities
  • Develop your project narrative sections, including names of firms you plan to partner with, estimates, and timelines, if applicable
  • Help you understand the grant requirements and ensure full preparedness to apply

Cybersecurity Solutions Available from Mission Critical Partners (MCP)

  • Cybersecurity assessments
  • 24x7 cybersecurity monitoring
  • Security training and awareness 
  • Third-party compliance services
  • Security staff augmentation
  • Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) services 

Grant Assistance Resources

MCP has years of experience helping our clients answer questions and offering insights on how to craft a successful application. We have partnered with the experts at Lexipol to provide grant application assistance across many public-sector categories.

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