Fiscal Year 2005 Port Security Grant Program: Program Guidelines and Application Kit   [open pdf - 278KB]

"The Department of Homeland Security's Port Security Grant Program is an important component of a larger, coordinated Administration program to strengthen America's critical infrastructure. The framework for these efforts is set out in a series of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD's), the National Preparedness Goal and its associated work products, and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. HSPD-8 establishes policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies by requiring a National Preparedness Goal, establishing mechanisms for improved delivery of federal preparedness assistance to state and local governments and outlining actions to strengthen preparedness capabilities of federal, state, and local entities. The National Preparedness Goal establishes the requirement for federal, state, local and tribal entities to achieve and sustain nationally accepted risk based target levels of capability for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for major events, especially terrorism. The target levels of capability are based upon National Planning Scenarios, a Universal Task List, and a Target Capabilities List. ODP has developed detailed National Preparedness Guidance in coordination with federal, state, local and tribal entities. This guidance describes the National Preparedness Goal, as well as target levels of capability and national priorities."

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