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Homeland Security 

Brazos Valley Homeland Security department’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders with a whole community approach.  The regional goal is to work together for building, sustaining, and improving our capability to prepare for, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism, technological events, and natural disasters.  The department coordinates homeland security activities among all agencies and jurisdictions within the region, as well as public and private-sector stakeholders.  It also serves as the liaison and point of contact with the Texas Department of Homeland Security.

Homeland Security Advisory Committee

The Brazos Valley Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) leverages the experience, expertise, and regional and statewide connections of the HSAC membership to provide the agencies and jurisdictions within the Brazos Valley Region, real-time, real-world, sensing and independent advice to support decision making across the spectrum of homeland security operations within the region.  The Brazos Valley Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) is comprised from leaders from county and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, volunteer organizations, faith based groups, and academia.

The Homeland Security Advisory Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:30PM in the Brazos Valley Board Room at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments.  All meetings are open to the public and agendas are available online via Texas Secretary of State Website.   http://www.sos.state.tx.us  

 *HSAC Meetings may be cancelled at any time due to holidays, major events and/or disasters.

HSAC Membership

HSAC Bylaws

HSAC Minutes

Homeland Security Grant Program

The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays and important role in the funding for a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration.  The HSGP aids in the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient region.  The HSGP supports efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.

The Brazos Valley Homeland Security Advisory Committee score and rank the regional applications for the Homeland Security Grant Program.  These rankings are then presented to the Brazos Valley Board of Directors for final ranking and approval.

Brazos Valley quest for FY – 2017 HSGP Applications

FY – 2018 Brazos Valley Homeland Security Request for Applications

FY – 2018 Homeland Security Risk Developed Scoring Methodology

FY – 2018 Homeland Security Scoring Guidance

FY – 2018 Homeland Security Projects Score Sheet

FY – 2018 Eligible Activities List (LETPA)


State FY 2017 Request Application Announcements



Important Links:

CJD & HSGD Guide to Grants

eGrants Website

NIMS Website

FEMA Website

FEMA Typing Website

For questions on grant funding opportunities or for further information on the department you may contact:
Rob Santarsiero
Senior Homeland Security Planner
(979) 595-2800 ext. 2060