DHS sends out grant applications
- By Alice Lipowicz
- Dec 16, 2008
The Homeland Security Department today began distributing applications
for grants to state agencies totaling $48.6 million for Real ID
projects and $34 million for emergency operations centers.
the Driver’s License Security Grant Program, state agencies are
eligible to receive funding for projects to advance the goals of the
Real ID Act of 2005. The funding amounts have been set by a formula
based on population. Applications are due by Feb. 27, 2009
passed the counterrorism law to require states to adopt federal
standards for collecting, verifying and sharing drivers’ personal
In addition, applications are available for $34
million under the Emergency Operations Centers Grant Program to support
“flexible, sustainable, secure and interoperable” emergency operations
centers, DHS said.
State agencies may request up to $1 million
for new construction or $250,000 for renovations. Approximately $22
million will be distributed by formula and the remaining $12 million
will be allocated competitively, DHS said.
Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.