Fiscal Year 2005 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) Guidelines [open pdf - 159KB]
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of State and Local Government Coordination & Preparedness (SLGCP) is providing equipment to smaller agencies through a new and innovative pilot program. The Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) is designed to fill gaps with small agencies in areas of equipment they have not previously been able to acquire through other sources. The SLGCP has been directed by the United States Congress to implement a program that is capable of, 'addressing the needs of jurisdictions in smaller communities that make it difficult to identify, select, procure, practice and become proficient in specialized equipment and technology.' In addition, national law enforcement associations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA) have expressed their appreciation that CEDAP omits the red tape associated with other traditional programs. This new program will provide needed equipment and training for jurisdictions that would otherwise experience difficulty acquiring these services."