State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP)

SHSP supports the implementation of State Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. 

Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management (MCEM) will coordinate the combined local application for all partners within the county.  This webpage will be used to communicate information related to this coordination process.  

Please play close attention to the grant coordination process, the timeline, and the grant application materials/ supporting documents.  

Do You Have Questions for the State Grants Team? 

The state grants team will hold an open conference call every Wednesday from 11:00 – 12:00 (starting Jan 14) to answer any questions which may arise and provide additional guidance to interested applicants. The call in number for the weekly call is: 877-873-8018 participant code:  349525    Calls will be held:   January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4, and February 11.  These weekly conference calls are an excellent way to hear questions from other applicants and the state's responses.

Recent Questions:

1.  Are you Eligible to Apply for SHSP Funds?

Eligible applicants include local and tribal units of government; and only these agencies are eligible to receive a direct award. The term “local unit of government” means “any county, city, village, town, district, borough, parish, port authority, transit authority, intercity rail provider, commuter rail system, freight rail provider, water district, regional planning commission, council of government, Indian tribe with jurisdiction over Indian country, authorized Tribal organization, independent authority, special district, or other political subdivision of Oregon.”

Eligible applicants must also be fully NIMS compliant.

2.  Did You Miss the State's SHSP Roadshow on 1/5/15?

If you missed the roadshow, we snagged a copy of the presentation and added a relevant note or two.  You can download that here:

   Notes from the FY15 SHSP Grants Roadshow 1/5/15 (6.16 MB)

Other Questions?

Questions about the county's coordination process? Contact the MCEM Coordinator:  Rachel Novick,, 503-988-8603. 

Questions about the state's timeline or documents? Contact the state program coordinator:  Sidra Metzger-Hines, , 503-378-2911 ext. 22251.