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The Publication Library contains guidance and policy papers, reports, strategies, program regulations, guidelines, brochures and more.

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  • Eligible Costs During Periods of Civil Unrest Under the HSGP and EMPG Programs

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) offers guidance on eligible costs under certain grant programs during periods of civil unrest. FEMA’s programs operate under varied statutory provisions that have different allowability and eligibility requirements; however, the potential to reprogram funds for limited purposes may exist under the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program.

  • Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grantee Evaluation: Life After Hate Site Profile

    DHS S&T funded RTI International to research and evaluate a Fiscal Year 2020 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant to Life After Hate to examine program accomplishments, challenges, and recommendations.

  • Protective Cover for Emergency Breathing Device Regulator

    Simple hard cover secures and protects the two most critical parts of an underwater Emergency Breathing Device (EBD), the purge button and mouthpiece

  • Resources for Community Organizations and Service Providers

    Training and course offerings, services, and funding resources for community organizations at risk of targeted violence.

  • Soft Target Crowded Places Landscape Assessment Research Roadmap Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet outlines the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) work to deliver guidance on the types of measures and spending that align with reducing the number of casualties of soft target or crowded places incidents, by addressing the primary research question of “how prevention, protection, and response/recovery investments can reduce the risk of casualties from attacks on soft targets and crowded places?"

  • Robotic System for Security Inspections

    Envisioned automatic inspection system that would use robotics and machine vision technology to increase screening capacity for explosives and other prohibited items and reduce operator error.

  • HSAPC Meeting Minutes

    The HSAPC will provide organizationally independent, strategic, timely, specific, and actionable recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on key issues across the homeland security enterprise as they relate to the intersection of education and academia and the DHS mission.

  • Outside Employment During a Lapse in Appropriations

    DHS employees remain federal employees even during a furlough due to a lapse of appropriations. As such, you continue to be bound by the rules contained in the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch and the Department’s Supplemental Ethics Regulation.

  • Best Practices for Reintegration and Rehabilitation Programming Fact Sheet

    In 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence Strategic Implementation Plan, which specifically identified the need to develop and disseminate best practices for reintegrating returning spouses and children of foreign terrorist fighters (FTF). As hundreds continue to travel from the United States (U.S.) to join the ranks of violent extremist organizations active internationally, many of these foreign fighters tend to bring spouses and children with them. The fact sheet titled “Best Practices for Reintegration and Rehabilitation Programming” outlines the work by DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to conduct multidisciplinary research to promote evidence-based models on trauma-informed care to meaningfully contribute to research and practices in the field. 

  • DPIAC November Meeting Materials

    Materials for the November 7, 2023, DPIAC meeting

Last Updated: 01/28/2022