Funding Opportunities


The Vermont Homeland Security Unit administers the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) for the State of Vermont. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The State of Vermont designated the Vermont Department of Public Safety as the State Administrative Agency (SAA), with responsibilities pertaining to the Homeland Security Grants Directorate. Additionally, the Vermont Homeland Security Unit helps to ensure emergency responders are adequately prepared to respond to acts of terrorism. This preparation not only increases Vermont’s emergency responders ability to respond to acts of terror, but other incidents as well, including natural disasters.

Grant Manager:

Natalie Elvidge

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)


NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. 

2019 Application Period CLOSED.

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)


The OPSG Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. The OPSG Program provides funding to support joint efforts 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.

2019 Application Period CLOSED.


State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)


The SHSP supports state, tribal, territorial, and local preparedness activities that address high priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities that support terrorism preparedness.

2019 Application Period CLOSED.

Contact Information

Vermont Homeland Security Unit
45 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671

Vermont Intelligence Center
(802) 872-6110