The Homeland Security Preparedness Technical Assistance Program (HSPTAP) aims to build State, local, tribal and territorial capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism.
Through the HSPTAP cooperative grant program, FEMA will provide financial assistance to support the National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC) and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC). The NHSC is a forum for public and private sector disciplines to coalesce efforts and perspectives about how best to protect America in the 21st Century. The Consortium consists of 22 national organizations that represent local, state and private professionals.
The GHSAC is a structure through which the homeland security advisors from each state, territory and the District of Columbia can discuss homeland security issues, share information and expertise and keep governors informed of the issues affecting homeland security policies in the states.
Specific program activities supported by this effort include:
- Production and dissemination of written products relating to emerging homeland security, emergency management and public safety issues.
- Providing educational seminars, training and workshops for apprising newly appointed Governor’s Homeland Security Advisors and Emergency Management Directors of federal homeland security doctrine, best-practices and established principles.
- Facilitating communications amongst representatives from key stakeholder groups on a regular basis.
- Convening training, workshops, and other meeting opportunities designed to bring together in a common forum nationwide Homeland Security Advisors, state, local and tribal Emergency Management Directors, as well as other professional organizations in the public and private sectors.
The estimated total program funding for this effort is $525,000. The current application deadline is August 18, 2017. Further details are available via Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-17-NPD-007-00-01.