The Grant Management is responsible for the management of the following federal grant programs: the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, the Citizen Corps Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative, the Transportation Security Grant Program, the Emergency Management Performance Grant, the Metropolitan Medical Response System, the Buffer Zone Protection Plan, and Proposition 1B. To date, OHS is responsible for administering over $1 billion in federal homeland security funds, nearly 90% of which are distributed to local and regional entities on the front lines of terrorism prevention and preparation. Download summaries of all homeland security fund allocations.
Office of Infrastructure Protection
The Office of Infrastructure Protection collaborates with federal, state, local, tribal and private partners to identify, assess, prioritize, and promote the protection of California's critical infrastructure and key resources.
Training & Exercises
The mission of the Homeland Security Training Branch is to support the Weapons of Mass Destruction First Responder community of California by providing training referrals, exercise support and the coordinated delivery of training and training materials.
The Exercise Branch develops, coordinates, and leads a statewide Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) primarily focused on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Explosive (CBRNE) and catastrophic incidents.
Information Analysis, Watch and Warning Division
The Information Analysis, Watch and Warning Division provides structure, guidance and funding to the California State Threat Assessment System, which encompasses the State Threat Assessment Center (STAC) that is designated by Governor Schwarzenegger as the State's Fusion Center. Information Analysis, Watch and Warning collaborates with the California Highway Patrol, California Department of Justice, Federal and State public safety agencies and various Homeland Security partners to ensure that the Governor and key senior leadership officials are provided timely situation awareness information that has security implications to California.
Planning & Research
The Planning, Research and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) coordinates the State's planning efforts and strategic development to achieve preparedness priorities related to Homeland Security and disasters. The guiding principles of the PREP Division are coordination, collaboration, and communication with our local, State, federal, tribal and private sector partners in support of the goals set forth by the Governor and Homeland Security Presidential Directives.