FY 19 STC Announcement

The STC program seeks to reduce the risk of a successful deployment of a weapon of mass destruction or the movement of materials into major metropolitan areas and regions of the nation.

Support includes assistance in developing and integrating local or regional programs into a national detection


structure, guiding the development of Concepts of Operations (CONOPs) and standard operating procedures, providing radiological/nuclear (R/N) detection equipment, providing training and exercise products to ensure detection is integrated into day-to-day activities and that partners are proficient in the detection mission area.

Capability is defined as trained and equipped personnel who are proficient in the use of R/N detection equipment and guided by detection and response protocols.

The STC Program has three primary goals:
o Enhance regional capabilities to detect, analyze, report, and interdict radiological and nuclear materials that could be used by an adversary; o Achieve a unified approach to defense that leverages federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial assets providing defense in depth in large geographic regions; and o Maximize deployment of primary screening equipment to state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies to support federal CWMD priorities and speed response by federal assets.

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Consistent with the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (“HSA”) (Pub.


107-296), as amended by section 2(a)(10) of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 (Pub.


115-387), codified at 6 U.S.C.

596b., subsection 1928(c), the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated eligible STC Program implementation cities/regions from among the FEMA Administrator’s designated section 2003’s high-risk urban areas that are located in the proximity of FBI Level 5 Stabilization Teams2 (STAB 5).

The STC eligibility requirement is based on Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) eligibility; however, CWMD has added the Stabilization Team proximity to the eligibility requirements as a way to synchronize with the FBI in critical areas of the country by leveraging partnerships and unique capabilities that the FBI has established in these regions.

Proximity with the regions supported by Level 5 Stabilization Teams also allows the STC Program to better protect population centers by shifting focus from the adversary’s potential targets to include the threat pathways into and within the region and the United States.In FY19 STC is expanding to all of the following eligible UASI/STAB 5 regions that were not previous recipients under the STC Program: Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Seattle, WA.

Each STC Program UASI recipient will choose its lead agency (applicant) and submit only one application for its region, which will encompass the UASI as well as its regional partners.

The following entities within eligible Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) areas may apply directly to DHS under this solicitation:o State government(s) (non-operational)o City or township governmentso County governmentso Others (see below for clarification)The applicant is termed the lead agency (applicant).

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