Fiscal Year 2010 Homeland Security Preparedness Technical Assistance Program: Guidance and Application Kit [open pdf - 454KB]
"The Homeland Security Preparedness Technical Assistance Program (HSPTAP) is a capabilities-based program that is structured to build and sustain State and local capacity in preparedness activities. Under this vision, the technical assistance (TA) services developed and delivered to State and local homeland security personnel address the full spectrum of mission areas, national priorities, and target capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Guidelines (Guidelines). As capability gaps are identified, the HSPTAP develops services to address those needs and build priority capabilities in the most critical areas. The HSPTAP is designed to be an agile program that addresses present day areas of greatest State and local need; is committed to transferring and institutionalizing knowledge at the State and local level; provides a dynamic menu of services that is responsive to national priorities; is performance based; and effectively leverages limited resources. HSPTAP provides direct assistance to State, regional, local, and tribal jurisdictions to improve their ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major events, including threats or acts of terrorism."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/