"The Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) in the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP) is implementing the first of three phases of the Cooperative Training Outreach Program (CO-OP), a program designed to decentralize first responder training and to facilitate access to ODP courses in a cost effective manner and augment the capacity of States, territories, and tribal entities to deliver SLGCP/ODP (hereinafter 'SLGCP') courses. The first phase of the CO-OP will enable State Administrative Agencies (SAA) to identify and approve institutions within their States, Territories, or tribal entities that can adopt and deliver SLGCP standardized training programs. By doing so, access and capacity to deliver approved courses will be exponentially increased. Those eligible entities that choose to avail themselves of the CO-OP will be able to deliver fully developed curricula with a complete array of training materials, avoiding the costs associated with developing a course and the time involved in the course approval process."
Office for Domestic Preparedness Information Bulletin No. 193; ODP Information Bulletin No. 193
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