"Several significant changes in the HSGP [Homeland Security Grant Program] and its focus are being made for FY 2006. First, this marks the first grant cycle in which the Interim National Preparedness Goal is in place to outline National Priorities and focus expenditures on building capabilities. This common planning framework and the tools that support it allow the Nation to define target levels of performance and measure progress made toward achieving them. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adopting in FY 2006 a risk- and need-based approach to allocating funding for certain programs within HSGP. The aim is to allocate and apply these resources to generate the highest return on investment and, as a result, strengthen national preparedness in the most effective and efficient manner. In addition to integrating these new policy developments, the FY 2006 HSGP guidance: Highlights the Interim National Preparedness Goal and its applicability to the FY 2006 HSGP; Highlights the Target Capabilities List and its applicability to the FY 2006 HSGP; Presents overall FY 2006 HSGP policy and program requirements, including overall FY 2006 HSGP allowable costs; Guides grantees in the application and award process for the FY 2006 HSGP; Provides detail on the specific requirements associated with FY 2006 SHSP [ State Homeland Security Program], UASI [Urban Areas Security Initiative], LETPP [Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program], MMRS [Metropolitan Medical Response System], and CCP [Citizen Corps Program]."
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