Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Grants Program

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Prepare for Emerging Threats and Hazards

Grant Website & Guidelines

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017

$35.94 Million in Grants to Prevent and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

The FY2016 Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (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.

What this grant does for your agency

The FY2016 CCTA Program 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, and
  • Conducting exercises to validate capabilities.

The FY 2016 CCTA Program will prioritize projects that incorporate the following

  • Develop comprehensive and sustainable approaches to enhance preparedness for
    complex coordinated terrorist attacks.
  • Develop and advance regional partnerships and whole community collaboration.
  • Promote creative, innovative, and replicable approaches to preparing for complex
    coordinated terrorist attacks.
  • Develop and share lessons learned and best practices associated with preparing for
    complex coordinated terrorist attacks between jurisdictions.

Agencies awarded the Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) receive funding up to $2,500,000.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the NOFO. FEMA encourages interested jurisdictions of various types, sizes, and capabilities to apply. The projected number of awards is 25-30, with a period of performance of 36 months.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Local governments (as defined by 2 C.F.R. ยง 200.64)
  • State governments (includes all 56 states and territories, which includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Federally-recognized Tribal governments

About the FEMA Protection and National Preparedness (PNP)

Protection and National Preparedness (PNP) is responsible for the coordination of preparedness and protection related activities throughout FEMA, including grants, planning, training, exercises, individual and community preparedness, assessments, lessons learned, continuity of government and national capital region coordination. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017.


Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-16-NPD-133-00-01. Apply for the Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA)

DHS Announces Counter Terrorism Grants

Institutions of higher education; state, local and tribal governments as well as non-profit institutions are encouraged to apply.

From Campus Safety Magazine

Campus Safety has just learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering grants to counter violent extremism (CVE). According to Dr. Gus Frias, who is the education sector chief for InfraGard Los Angeles, DHS expects to fund 60 grants totaling $10 million and ranging from $20,000to $1.5 million each. There is no matching requirement, and these grants can be used to strengthen local CVE education, training and outreach. Grant applications are due September 6, 2016…

Learn more about this DHS Counter Terrorism Grant