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, emergency management and public safety issues and established or model state homeland security and emergency management efforts; ? providing educational seminars, training and workshops for apprising newly appointed Governor?s Homeland Security Advisors (HSAs) and Emergency Management Directors 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, emergency management and public safety issues; and, ? convening trainings, 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 and to inform partners on the impacts of federal homeland security, emergency management and public safety 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 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.007
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 No Current Data Available.
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. • 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.
Authorization
Statute Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, Public Law 107-296, § 503(b)(2)(G) (codified as amended at 6 U.S.C. § 313(b)(2)(G)),
Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, Public Law 107-296, § 503(b)(2)(G) (codified as amended at 6 U.S.C. § 313(b)(2)(G))
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: DHS Preparedness Homeland Security Grant Program grantees and sub-grantees.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Refer to FY2019 HSPTAP Notice of Funding Opportunity
Credentials/Documentation
Refer to FY2019 HSPTAP Notice of Funding Opportunity
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. 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 Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Refer to FY2019 HSPTAP Notice of Funding Opportunity
Award Procedure
Refer to FY2019 HSPTAP Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Refer to program guidance document.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. Refer to program guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/fema-technical-assistance-division
Headquarters Office
John Allen
DHS/FEMA
500 C Street, Seventh Floor



Washington, DC 20472-3100 US
john.allen5@fema.dhs.gov
Phone: 202-786-0849
Website Address
http://www.fema.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0560-0-1-999
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$525,000.00; FY 19 est $525,000.00; FY 20 est $525,000.00; FY 16$525,000.00; FY 17 est $525,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance document.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Refer to FY2019 HSPTAP Notice of Funding Opportunity
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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