Fiscal Year 1999 State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program: Guidance for the Development of a Three Year Statewide Domestic Preparedness Strategy   [open pdf - 68KB]

The Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Program (OJP) is providing funds to States under the State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program for the purchase of specialized equipment for fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials response services, and law enforcement agencies. These funds will be used to enhance the capabilities of State and local units of government to respond to acts of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Funding will also assist States with documenting capabilities and needs, and with the development of comprehensive statewide strategic plans. As the State agency designate to administer this program, your role in strategic planning and in assessing overall State and local capabilities is a critical component of OJP's State and local domestic preparedness initiative. To assist States with their strategic planning efforts, the Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS) has developed guidance for states to use in their strategic planning process. As a multi-year document, it is important that the strategy reflect statewide funding allocations for equipment purchases, and that it also identify resource needs in the areas of training, exercises, and technical assistance.

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