Office for state and local government coordination-and preparedness 2004
Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness New York University Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response December 8, 2004 C. Gary Rogers, Branch Chief Preparedness Programs Division
OSLGCP Mission Effective March 1, 2003, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred the Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (OSLGCP) to the Border and Transportation Security Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security, and assigns OSLGCP with: “ The primary responsibility within the executive branch of Government to build and sustain the preparedness of the United States to reduce vulnerabilities, prevent, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism,” OSLGCP now reports directly to the DHS Secretary
OSLGCP’s Expanded Responsibilities The Homeland Security Act assigns eight expanded responsibilities to OSLGCP: Incorporate the national strategy into planning guidance. Support risk analysis and risk management activities. Direct and supervise federal terrorism preparedness grant programs. Coordinate preparedness efforts. Provide training for federal, state and local agencies and international entities. Coordinate and consolidate communications relating to homeland security. Cooperate closely with FEMA. Consolidate terrorism related elements of FEMA’s Office of National Preparedness.
OSLGCP Programs OSLGCP provides equipment grants, training, exercises, technical assistance, and other resources to State and local emergency responders. OSLGCP has sponsored 300 combating terrorism exercises to date including the Top Officials (TOPOFF) exercise series. Since 1998, OSLGCP has trained over 473,000 emergency responders. OSLGCP has made available over $8.2 billion in grants for equipment acquisitions, training, exercises and planning.
OSLGCP FY 05 Appropriations FY 05 Total: $3,086,000,000 Formula Grants to states and territories: $1.1 B Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention: $400 M Urban Areas Security Initiative: $885 M Port Security: $150 M Trucking & Inner City Bus Security: $15 M Rail Transit Security: $150 M Technology Transfer: $50 M Training, Exercises & Technical Assistance: $336.3 M Management & Administration: $3.5 M Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program: $650 M Emergency Management Performance Grants: $180 M
OSLGCP National Initiatives NIMS – HSPD - 5 National Preparedness Goal – HSPD – 8 HSPD-8 IED/Tactical Interoperability Planning and Exercise NRP – HSPD - 5 Institutionalizing Awareness Training Catastrophic Incident Planning Public Awareness and Citizen Participation
State Homeland Security Strategy A strategy for the state's homeland security needs based on risk and threat assessment data Each strategy includes specific homeland security goals and objectives addressing topics such as: Prevention Response Recovery Strategy must be submitted and approved for a state to receive grant funding and allocations must be consistent with strategies
State Administrative Agencies (SAA) Each state / territory has an appointed contact that is responsible for managing all OSLGCP grants The SAA should be the main point of contact as they are the eventual recipient of all grant awards Private organizations should work through the SAA to obtain detailed information about potential purchases by governmental organizations Local representatives have been designated by each SAA to administer local programs Detailed information about SAAs are on the OJP website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/state.html
State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) 56 states and territories State must sub-grant no less than 80% of its total grant award to local jurisdictions Authorized program expenditures: Planning, Equipment, Exercises, Training, and Management & Administration Expenditures must be linked to goal or objective in State Strategy
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Grants 56 states and territories State must sub-grant no less than 80% of its total grant award to local jurisdictions Authorized program expenditures: Planning, Organizational Activities, Equipment, Training, Exercises and Management and Administration Expenditures must be linked to goal or objective in State Strategy
Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) 50 Urban areas selected by DHS State must sub-grant no less than 80% of its total grant award to local jurisdictions Authorized program expenditures: Planning, Equipment, Training, Exercises, and Management & Administration Expenditures must be linked to goal or objective in Urban Area Strategy
Metropolitan Medical Response Systems 124 MMRS jurisdictions $227,592 per jurisdiction Grants routed through SAA 80% pass through required, agreement with steering committee chair required if state retains any portion of grant Continued emphasis on eight Capability Focus Areas as well as integration into State/Urban Area Homeland Security Strategies and National Response Plan and Planning Scenarios and sustainment of current capabilities
OSLGCP Equipment Programs OSLGCP provides formula grants for equipment acquisition, consistent with State Strategies, to state and local agencies to respond to threats or acts of terrorism. OSLGCP has expanded the Approved Equipment List, including prevention equipment and response vehicles. Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER) Program. Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program (DPETAP)
OSLGCP Equipment Programs States may purchase first responder equipment in the following categories: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Detection Equipment Decontamination Equipment Interoperable Communications Equipment Terrorism Incident Prevention Equipment Explosive Device Mitigation and Remediation Equipment Physical Security Enhancement Equipment Medical Supplies/Pharmaceuticals CBRNE Logistical Support Equipment CBRNE Incident Response Vehicles CBRNE Search & Rescue Equipment CBRNE Reference Materials
OSLGCP Equipment Programs States may purchase first responder equipment in the following new categories: Agricultural Terrorism Prevention, Response and Mitigation Equipment CBRNE Aircraft and Aviation Equipment CBRNE Watercraft Cyber Security Enhancement Equipment Other Authorized Equipment (SHSGP) Information Sharing (LETPP) Target Hardening (LETPP) Threat Recognition (LETPP) Intervention Activities (LETPP) CERT Team Member Equipment (CC)
OSLGCP Equipment Programs States may purchase CBRNE Aircraft and Aviation Equipment if: Aircraft is utilized for homeland security objectives Request for aircraft can be tied back to goal or objective in State or Urban Area Homeland Security Strategy Requestor already has operating aviation unit Request is approved by Secretary, DHS
OSLGCP Communications Programs Allowable Interoperable Communications Equipment Interoperable Communications Equipment and systems providing connectivity and electrical interoperability between local and interagency organizations to coordinate CBRNE response operations include (MUST BE APCO 25 COMPLIANT): Land Mobile , Two-Way In-Suit Communications (secure, hands-free, fully duplex, optional), including air-to-ground capability (as required) * Antenna and tower systems * Leasing and rental of tower space Personnel Alert Safety System (PASS) - (location and physiological monitoring systems optional) Personnel Accountability Systems *New in FY04
OSLGCP Communications Programs Allowable Interoperable Communications Equipment, cont. Individual/portable radios, software radios, portable repeaters, radio interconnect systems, satellite phones, batteries, chargers and battery conditioning systems Computer systems designated for use in an integrated system to assist with detection and communication efforts (must be linked with integrated software packages designed specifically for chemical and/or biological agent detection and communication purposes) *Aviation and maritime security voice and data transmission equipment Portable Meteorological Station (monitors temperature, wind speed, wind direction and barometric pressure at a minimum) Computer aided dispatch systems and enhancement of 911 systems, and mobile computer data systems to include pagers, palm pilots, and cell phones Commercially available crisis management software Mobile Display Terminals *New in FY04
OSLGCP Equipment Programs Law Enforcement Fire Service Hazardous Materials Public Works Emergency Management Citizen Corps Councils Other Groups Governmental Administrative Public Safety Communications Health Care Public Health Emergency Medical Services Non Profit Organizations Eligible First Responder Disciplines
OSLGCP Training Program OSLGCP provides comprehensive combating terrorism training at the awareness, technician, operations, and incident command levels. Training is based on accepted professional standards, and conducted in residence, on-site, or through distance education. OSLGCP will: Provide training grants in grant years FY 03 to FY05 to institutionalize training at the State and local level. Expand allowability of other federal CBRNE terrorism courses in FY 05. Expand allowability of medical trauma training in FY 05. Since 1998 OSLGCP has trained over 473,000 emergency responders.
OSLGCP Exercise Program OSLGCP provides assistance in design, development, conduct and evaluation of combating terrorism exercises, and delivers: Exercise grant funding and direct support to States to establish exercise programs and conduct exercises. A National Exercise Program, including: Top Officials (TOPOFF) Exercise Series. Regional Exercise Program. National Security Special Event Exercise Program. OSLGCP is working with Federal, State and local partners to implement a performance and threat-based, peer evaluated national homeland security exercise program. OSLGCP has supported conduct of over 300 combating terrorism exercises to date, including the Top Officials (TOPOFF) exercise series.
OSLGCP Technical Assistance OSLGCP provides tailored expert assistance to the Homeland Security community in combating terrorism preparedness, including: Support for State and Urban Area Homeland Security Strategy development and conduct of assessments. Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) Help Line, and homeland security information resources. Support to key public sector associations. Support to meet specific requests outside of training, exercise, and equipment support.
OSLGCP Technical Assistance Programs Other OSLGCP-sponsored technical assistance programs include: Interoperable Communications Technical Assistance Program (ICTAP), for defined Urban Areas. Updating of Emergency Operations Plans (EOP). National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Center for Domestic Preparedness National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center NM Institute of Mining and Technology DOE Nevada Test Site
Citizen Corps Volunteer Programs Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Neighborhood Watch Fire Corps Associated Programs
Questions C. Gary Rogers, Branch Chief (202) 353-8962 [email_address] http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp OSLGCP Help Line (800) 368-6498