Issue Brief 10-27
June 22, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released final allocations for nine preparedness grant programs on May 13, 2010. Preparedness grant programs fund a wide range of activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, and exercises. Four programs are targeted directly to states: the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP), Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP), Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP), and Emergency Operations Center Grant Program (EOC) all of which will provide states with $202 million in federal fiscal year (FY) 2010.