Grants Management through the Bay Area UASI

The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (BAUASI) improves regional capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist incidents and catastrophic events. We utilize federal homeland security grant funds to analyze regional risks, identify capability gaps, and build a secure, prepared and resilient region. The Bay Area UASI works in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels.

An eleven member Approval Authority directs the Bay Area UASI through a multi-year master agreement. This Brown-Acted body includes representation from each of the three major cities (San Francisco, Oakland, and San José) and the twelve counties located within the Bay Area UASI footprint. This group provides policy direction and is responsible for final decisions regarding projects and funding. 

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Bay Area UASI Management Team administers grant funds and implements the policies of the Approval Authority. The Team is comprised of program managers and grant specialists and serves as the liaison between the City and County of San Francisco (the Bay Area UASI fiscal agent), the Department of Homeland Security, the State of California, and local government grant sub-recipients.

Visit the BAUASI website to learn more about these grant funded programs and projects.