DHS-FEMA Grant Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are proposing a grant to bolster terrorist attack preparations and response. The CCTA program provides $35.94 million to local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions for improving their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community. CCTA intends to enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks that may occur across the nation. Following a competitive process, selected local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions will receive funding specifically to build and sustain capabilities to enhance their preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, to include the following components:
  • identifying capability gaps
  • developing and/or updating plans
  • training to implement plans and procedures
  • conducting exercises to validate capabilities
Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Agencies may apply individually or as a regional consortium.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm, February 10th, 2017.

Grant application instructions and additional program background