The NIPP Security and Resilience Challenge Gap Statement

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the NIPP Security and Resilience Challenge. Follow the link below to access the proposal form. Submissions will be accepted through April 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

A link is also provided below to access the call for proposals document, which explains the solicitation process and specifies the evaluation criteria. If you have any questions concerning the call for proposals, contact Jay Robinson, DHS Program Manager, at For questions regarding submitting a proposal form or questions with the submittal process, contact Amanda White at

To submit a proposal, click on the following link, or copy and paste it into your Web browser (NOTE: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox work best. You can download for free at Google or

Click here for the Call for Proposals, template and a brief example.

The Challenge

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. This is necessary to sustain the nation's vitality against terrorism and other threats. This protection must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying new technology that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

The Mission

NIHS' mission is to discover, develop and deploy solutions that protect and preserve the critical infrastructure of the nation's communities.

The Institute

NIHS aligns projects and research objectives with the needs and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The strategy is to manage a distributed research enterprise that effectively transitions research and development into solutions. NIHS works with DHS to determine technology needs at the community level. Then, teams are quickly assembled from multiple universities to develop solutions to the needs.

The Strategy

Through management of the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protections Program (KCI), the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) provides an ongoing, integrated program dedicated to developing new technologies and devices. NIHS works through qualified academic institutions to accomplish the technological objectives.