Homeland Security

The Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 HSGP plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities.  Core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five Mission areas outlined in the National Preparedness Goal (NPG).  The development and sustainment of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government or organization, but rather require the combined effort of the whole community.  The FY 2014 HSGP supports all core capabilities in the Prevention, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery Mission areas based on allowable costs.

WMSRDC provides management and administrative services to the Region 6 Homeland Security Planning Board, and conducts homeland security planning as assigned.

The FY 2015 and 2016 HSGP is comprised of three related grant programs, of which WMSRDC manages and administers the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).   The SHSP supports the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs).  The capability targets are established during the THIRA process, and assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR) and inform planning, organization,  equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

Click here for a link to the Region 6 Homeland Security Planning Board website maintained by WMSRDC.