"One of the core missions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to enhance the ability of state, territory, local and tribal governments to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters. DHS's comprehensive suite of homeland security preparedness grant programs are an important part of the Administration's larger, coordinated effort to strengthen homeland security preparedness. These programs implement objectives addressed in a series of post-9/11 laws, strategy documents, plans and Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs). Together, DHS grant programs may fund a wide range of preparedness activities, to include planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises and grant management and administration costs. These programs support objectives outlined in the National Preparedness Guidelines and related national preparedness doctrine, such as the National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan."
Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/