Congressional Report on Support for Emergency Medical Services Provided Through the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training, Prepared in Accordance with Conference Report 109-699 [open pdf - 73KB]
"This report, 'Support for the Emergency Medical Service Provided through the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training,' has been prepared by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training (G&T). The report describes past efforts and support that G&T has and continues to provide to emergency responders, including the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community. For the purposes of this report, G&T has focused on Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 funding under three specific grant programs. These are the FY 2005 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), the FY 2005 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), and the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. G&T's mission is to strengthen national preparedness by enhancing the capacity of States, Territories, local agencies, Tribal governments, and the private sector to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergencies through coordinated training, equipment acquisition, technical assistance, and support for State and local exercises. [...]This report draws upon the latest grant funding data available, the June 2006 Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR), to outline the support provided to EMS through AFG and HSGP (including UASI). The June 2006 BSIR does not encompass FY 2006 grant data since FY 2006 HSGP grants funds were awarded in July 2006. Therefore, given that FY 2006 grant funding data for HSGP (including UASI) was not available for this report, G&T utilized FY 2005 funding data. In FY 2005, UASI was included in HSGP; however, for the purposes of this report, HSGP and UASI figures are separate."