The Homeland Security Technical Assistance Program (HSTAP) 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.