Fiscal Year 2001 Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program Application (Cities 69-105) [open pdf - 2MB]
The Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is providing funds for the purchase of specialized training equipment for fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials response services, and law enforcement agencies as part of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici (NLD) Domestic Preparedness Program (DPP). These funds represent the equipment component of a broader initiative designed to enhance the response capability of designated cities to respond to acts of terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program was created under Title XIV of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-201, September 23, 1996), which authorized funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a domestic preparedness training and equipment program. The law directed that the Secretary of Defense act as the interagency lead to develop this program. However, under Sec. 1412(a)(2) and 1415(d)(1) of the legislation, the President was given authority to designate the head of another agency to assume responsibility for carrying out the program on or after October 1, 1999. On April 6, 2000, the President designated the Attorney General to assume programmatic and funding responsibilities for several elements of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program as of October 1, 2000. Funding was subsequently appropriated for this purpose under the Fiscal Year 2001 Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-553). As part of this transfer, direct equipment grant awards are being provided for the procurement of personal protection, detection, and decontamination training equipment. As noted, OJP, under the auspices of the Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support (OSLDPS), will administer these grants.