Prevent. Protect. Respond. Recover.


The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security is the State Administrative Agency and point of contact for a number of Homeland Security and Emergency Management grants in the State of Idaho.

Bureau of Homeland Security Grant Information

Grants Managed By BHS

  • EMPG - The EMPG grant program provides $291,450,000 million to assist State and local governments to sustain and enhance all-hazards emergency management capabilities.

  • HMAGP - The HMAGPs provide an important opportunity for local governments and state agencies to protect individuals and property from natural hazards while simultaneously reducing reliance on federal disaster recovery funds.

  • HMEPG - Grant funds will be passed through to local emergency management offices and HazMat teams having functional and active LEPC's.

  • HSGP - These grants enhance the ability of states, tribes, counties, and cities to prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks and other major disasters.

  • PSICG - The PSIC Grant Program will provide funding to States and Territories to enable and enhance public safety agencies’ interoperable communications capabilities.

  • IECGP – provides governance, planning, training and exercise funding to states, territories, and local and tribal governments to carry out initiatives to improve interoperable emergency communications, including communications in collective response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. If a State Administrative Agent (SAA) and Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) / SCIP point of contact certify that its state or territory has fulfilled such governance, planning, training and exercise objectives, the Program provides the flexibility to purchase interoperable communications equipment with any remaining IECGP funds.

  • Stonegarden – provides funding to designated localities to enhance cooperation and coordination between Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States borders along routes of ingress from International borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as States and territories with International water borders. Local units of government at the county level or equivalent and Federally-recognized tribes may apply for funding from DHS through the State Administrative Agency (SAA).