"As you know, your agency was selected by the governor to administer the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS), Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training, equipment, technical assistance, and exercise support provided to your state. These programs are aimed at enhancing the capabilities of state and local public safety personnel to better respond to incidents of domestic terrorism. It is the State Administrative Agency's responsibility to plan and execute a comprehensive threat and needs assessment, and develop a three-year plan to enhance the state's overall emergency response capabilities to terrorist events. OSLDPS will allocate its training, equipment, technical assistance, and exercise resources in accordance with the state's three year strategy. In order to better facilitate the delivery of these programs to the jurisdictions in your state OSLDPS will designate a staff member to work directly with your agency to implement your state strategy. The purpose of this letter is to request that you appoint an individual within your agency as the contact person responsible for the training aspect of your state plan and the delivery of OSLDPS training programs in your state."
OSLDPS Information Bulletin No. 00-016; Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support Information Bulletin No. 00-016