"The Systems Support Division (SSD) in SLGCP [State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness] is launching the Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) to provide smaller law enforcement and emergency responder agencies with equipment items that will enhance and support regional response, mutual aid, and interoperability of responder equipment. CEDAP is being offered in two phases in fiscal year (FY) 2005. The first phase allows SLGCP to provide applicants with equipment already on Federal contract and is limited to personal protective equipment, detection and sensor devices, information sharing software for law enforcement operations, and communications interoperability systems. Eligible applicants include jurisdictions not currently receiving funding from UASI [Urban Areas Security Initiative]. Jurisdictions in suburban, rural, and border areas are encouraged to apply for equipment that will be used to respond through mutual aid and to protect infrastructure in those jurisdictions. 'This pilot program will meet the special needs of smaller communities to ensure our preparedness efforts reach all of America.' said Matt A. Mayer, Acting Executive Director of the Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness."
Office for Domestic Preparedness Information Bulletin No. 156; ODP Information Bulletin No. 156
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