The Homeland Security Preparedness 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.
Through this NOFO, FEMA will
provide financial assistance to support the National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC) and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC).
- The NHSC is a forum for public and private sector disciplines to coalesce efforts and perspectives about how best to protect America in the 21st Century.
The Consortium consists of 22 national organizations that represent local, state and private professionals.
- The GHSAC is a structure through which the homeland security advisors from each state, territory and the District of Columbia can discuss homeland security issues, share information and expertise and keep governors informed of the issues affecting homeland security policies in the states.
This overarching programmatic goal of building state and local capabilities will be achieved through various means and methods, each one aimed at achieving the National Preparedness Goal and furthering our collective efforts to remain a safe and secure nation.