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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM)  administers 17 state and federal grant programs. In fiscal year 2009 alone, HSEM awarded grants totaling approximately $81.5 million to more than 300 local governments and other entities. More than 80 percent of the grant monies received by HSEM will be passed through to local governments.

The majority of the federal grant monies awarded by HSEM is obtained from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The division also receives and administers federal grants from the Department of Commerce and the Department of Transportation.  The links on the left provide some brief descriptions and important links for the programs.


This link leads to E-Grants grant application and management system, which is a DPS grant management system and requires authorization for access. E-grants replaced the older WEGO system.

For assistance with E-grants, please contact the E-Grants help desk at: or or call 1 (800) 820-1890 or your grant manager at HSEM.