Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness - State of LouisianaSince 1990, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emgergency Preparedness has coordinated several hundred State Disaster Declarations authorized under the Governor's signature. The GOHSEP staff is poised and ready to serve the people of Louisiana at a moment’s notice.


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Grant Assistance

Through the Department of Homeland Security, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness provides annual Homeland Security grants to Parish Emergency Preparedness offices.  Funding priorities are established by the Department of Homeland Security for these grant funds in order to fulfill the Department of Homeland Security‚Äôs mission in Louisiana. 

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Louisiana State Homeland Security Grant Program

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Through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) provides annual Homeland Security grants to state and local first responders within Louisiana. GOHSEP serves as the State Administrative Agent (SAA) for Federal Homeland Security grants, and as the primary liaison with DHS and its Office of Grants and Training (G&T)
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Other Grant Programs

  Mitigation & Recovery Programs

  Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)
Program Description
To assist the development, maintenance, and improvement of State and local emergency management capabilities, which are key components of a comprehensive national emergency management system for disasters and emergencies that may result from natural disasters or accidental or man-caused events. By combining former program activities into the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), FEMA is providing States the flexibility to allocate funds according to risk and to address the most urgent State and local needs in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Working within the standard Federal government grant administration process, EMPG provides the support that State and local governments need to achieve measurable results in key functional areas of emergency management.
  Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
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The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program is authorized by Sections 1366 and
1367 (42 U.S.C.) of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994. It is a
partnership designed to assist states, local and Indian Tribal governments in reducing or eliminating long-term risks of flood damage to repetitively flooded structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The FMA program provides assistance and grants to states and repetitive loss communities for activities the at
will reduce the risk of flood damage to repetitive loss structures insurable under the
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides grants up to 75% for both planning and projects on an annual basis.
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  Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
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To provide States and local governments with financial assistance to implement measures that will permanently reduce or eliminate future damages and losses from natural hazards through safer building practices and improving existing structures and supporting infrastructure.

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  Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM)
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Program Description
States are encouraged to use grants to implement a sustained pre-disaster hazard mitigation program to reduce risk to the population, the costs and disruption to individuals and businesses caused by severe property damage, and the ever-growing cost to all taxpayers of Federal disaster relief efforts.
The program is similar to both the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) in that there is an emphasis on "brick and mortar" mitigation projects and that State and local mitigation plans are required prior
to approval of mitigation project grants. Allowable costs will be governed by 44 CFR
Part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments and OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments.

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  Public Assistance (PA)
Program Description
Public assistance is that part of disaster relief through which the federal government supplements the efforts of state and local governments to return the disaster area to pre-disaster conditions. These efforts primarily address the repair and restoration of public facilities, infrastructure, or services which have been damaged or destroyed.
 Related Information
Grant Links Index
Writing & Developing A Grant Proposal
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Department of Homeland Security - Grants & Training
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Phone Numbers
FEMA's e-Grants Helpdesk: 1-866-476-0544
FEMA's e-Grants Portal

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