Homeland Security Preparedness Technical Assistance Program

The Homeland Security Technical Assistance Program (HSPTAP) is established to build State, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major events, including threats or acts of terrorism.


This overarching programmatic goal
of building state and local capabilities will be achieved through various means and methods, each one aimed at making achieving the National Preparedness Goal and furthering our collective efforts to remain a safe and secure nation.


Specific program activities anticipated for achieving this goal will include, but will not be limited to:

? production and dissemination of written products relating to emerging homeland security issues and established or model state homeland security efforts;
? providing educational seminars for apprising newly appointed Governor?s Homeland Security Advisors of federal homeland security doctrine, best-practices and established principles;
? facilitating calls, meetings, or discussions amongst representatives from key stakeholder groups on a regular basis which serve to share information, knowledge, experiences, and practices relating to current and emerging homeland security issues; and,
? convening trainings, workshops, and other meeting opportunities designed to bring together in a common forum nationwide HSAs, state, local and tribal Emergency Management Directors, as well as other professional organizations in the public and private sectors and to inform partners on the impacts of federal homeland security legislation, regulations and policies on the states.



Each recipient will conduct these specific activities to support either State Emergency Management Directors, Homeland Security Advisors to further build State, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) capabilities.


An additional key purpose for the HSPTAP is that the program also furthers the building of a national system of emergency management capabilities that can effectively and efficiently utilize the full measure of the Nation's resources to respond to catastrophic incidents, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made emergencies or events.

HSPTAP recipients will conduct activities that bring together the collective perspectives of state and local elected officials and the private sector to provide a broad-based sounding board on homeland security issues for all national stakeholders.

The program will serve to establish, provide, and maintain a forum for organizations to exchange ideas, conduct targeted discussions, as well as to provide technical assistance to governors? offices, associations and organizations on all relevant homeland security policy areas.



Finally, HSPTAP will engage the recipient organizations which can work closely with FEMA to develop, transfer, and institutionalize pertinent knowledge at the State and local level for addressing current public policy challenges facing State EM Directors, HSAs and other state and local emergency management officials.

HSPTAP recipients, through collaboration with FEMA and other national, regional, state and local entities, will facilitate focused and enhanced communication and coordination among all disciplines and levels of government to address the complex challenges of developing and implementing homeland security policies and practices including: intelligence sharing; State homeland security organization, structure and governance; communications interoperability; critical infrastructure protection; and all hazards disaster prevention, protection, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to include areas of emergency management, homeland security, fire, law enforcement, Emergency Management Services (EMS), agriculture, National Guard, emergency communications, and public works.


In sum, in addition to building state and local capabilities, the activities conducted under the HSPTAP are structured to address the full spectrum of mission areas, national priorities, and core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness System and are critical to achieving the National Preparedness Goal.



II.

Funding
QHSR Linkage:
Mission 5: Ensuring Resilience to Disasters
Goal 5.2 Enhance Preparedness
Goal 5.3: Ensure Effective Emergency Response PPD-8 Linkage:
This program fully aligns with the National Preparedness Goal, National Preparedness System.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - None.

http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/fema-technical-assistance-division.
Website Address

http://www.fema.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
National Governors Association Center For Best Practices $ 275,000   2012-09-302013-09-29
Hawaii Dod, Civil Defense Division $ 150,000   2009-09-012011-08-31
Wv Dept. Of Military Affairs And $ 150,000   2009-09-012011-08-31
Tx Engineering Experiment Station-$ 278   2005-07-012007-06-30
Tx Engineering Experiment Station $ 2,000,000   2005-07-012006-06-30
National Domestic Preparedness $ 405,816   2005-06-012006-05-31
Ok City Nat Memorial Inst For Prev $ 3,950,248   2005-07-012006-02-28
Ok City Nat Memorial Inst For Prev $ 646,520   2005-07-012005-12-31
Ok City Nat Memorial Inst For Prev $ 498,919   2005-03-012005-12-31
Ok City Nat Memorial Inst For Prev $ 3,070,875   2005-03-012005-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: ? Production and dissemination of written products relating to emerging homeland security issues and established or model state homeland security efforts; ? Providing educational seminars for apprising newly appointed Governor?s Homeland Security Advisors of federal homeland security doctrine, best-practices and established principles; ? Facilitating calls, meetings, or discussions amongst representatives from key stakeholder groups on a regular basis which serve to share information, knowledge, experiences, and practices relating to current and emerging homeland security issues; and, ? Convening trainings, workshops, and other meeting opportunities designed to bring together in a common forum nationwide HSAs, state, local and tribal Emergency Management Directors, as well as other professional organizations in the public and private sectors and to inform partners on the impacts of federal homeland security legislation, regulations and policies on the states. Fiscal Year 2017: ? Production and dissemination of written products relating to emerging homeland security issues and established or model state homeland security efforts; ? Providing educational seminars for apprising newly appointed Governor?s Homeland Security Advisors of federal homeland security doctrine, best-practices and established principles; ? Facilitating calls, meetings, or discussions amongst representatives from key stakeholder groups on a regular basis which serve to share information, knowledge, experiences, and practices relating to current and emerging homeland security issues; and, ? Convening trainings, workshops, and other meeting opportunities designed to bring together in a common forum nationwide HSAs, state, local and tribal Emergency Management Directors, as well as other professional organizations in the public and private sectors and to inform partners on the impacts of federal homeland security legislation, regulations and policies on the states. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For costs associated with developing and delivering technical assistance services to State and local homeland security personnel to address / support the full spectrum of mission areas, national priorities, and target capabilities as outlined in the National Preparedness Guidelines, National Priorities, and national strategies and doctrine related to homeland security.

Refer to program guidance for complete information.

There are restrictions regarding usage of funds, compliance with program requirements, copyrights, patents, and other restrictions.

Refer to program guidance for complete information.

Refer to program guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: DHS Preparedness Homeland Security Grant Program grantees and sub-grantees.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local units of government.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. All state, territorial, and local jurisdiction requests for TA must be made in writing via the TA Request Form and sent through the State Administrative Agency (SAA) to NPD for action. This process consists of the following steps: 1. State, territorial, and local jurisdictions applying for TA must submit a request in writing to their SAA using the TA Request Form included in this catalog. 2. If the SAA determines the request is consistent with applicable Homeland Security Strategy goals and objectives, the SAA sends the request to NPD via email at FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov. 3. Received TA requests are sent by the TA Program Office to the applicable FEMA Region for planning consideration. 4. TA requests are sent by the TA Program Office to the appropriate TA Provider for discussion and scheduling with the requesting jurisdiction. All Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) TA requests must be sent through the Urban Area Working Group (UAWG) to NPD for action. The subsequent process is identical to the above. As with all other jurisdictions, all tribal requests for TA must be made in writing using the TA Request Form. Completed forms can be submitted via one of the following methods: 1. Requests may be sent to NPD via email at FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov. 2. Alternatively, completed request forms may be sent to the tribal liaison at the appropriate FEMA Regional Office for review and submission to the TA Program Office.

Award Procedures

TA will be provided upon approval of the Urban Area Work Group (UAWG) or State Administrative Agency (SAA), depending, and with concurrence of the relevant FEMA Region.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016, Title V, Section 543, Public Law 114-113; Homeland Security Act of 2002 , Section 503(b)(2)(G) , Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C 313(b)(2)(G))).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

Other - Not Specified.

Renewals

Other - Not Specified.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Technical Assistance is a service provided directly to a requesting jurisdiction; length and phasing of time are dictated by the jurisdiction?s needs and ability. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Refer to program guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Jurisdictions receiving TA must provide subsequent proof that pertinent plans or planning processes have benefitted and/or been completed as a result of TA.

Refer to program guidance document.

Refer to program guidance document.

Refer to program guidance document.

Refer to program guidance document.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0560-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $525,000; FY 17 est $525,000; and FY 18 est $525,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance document.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FEMA Regulations at 44 CFR 206.8, 44 CFR 206.141, and DOL Regulations at 20 CFR Part 625.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/fema-technical-assistance-division.

Headquarters Office

John Allen DHS/FEMA 500 C Street, Seventh Floor , Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3100 Email: john.allen5@fema.dhs.gov Phone: 202-786-0849

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.



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