FY 2007 CTGP Recipients

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    FY 2007 Homeland Security National Training Program
    Award List

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)
Name of Grantee:                Center for Domestic Preparedness
                                (Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Amount of Grant Award:                   $55,290,000
Description of Funded Project: The CDP provides hands-on specialized training to state and local emergency
responders in the management and remediation of WMD incidents. The CDP offers civilian training exercises in a
true toxic environment, using weapons grade chemical agents. The hands-on-training enables responders to
effectively respond to real-world incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, or other hazardous
materials. The CDP is currently delivering 20 for TEI.

Name of Grantee:                        Louisiana State University
Amount of Grant Award:                   $20,840,000
Description of Funded Project: The Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (ACE) a sub-division of the National
Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University (LSU) will deliver courses at
sites throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, and the five territories, in conjunction with the LSU
Health Sciences Center.

Name of Grantee:                        Texas Engineering Extension Service
Amount of Grant Award:                     $20,840,000
Description of Funded Project: Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and their National Emergency
Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) a member of the Texas A&M University System delivers a set of
courses to prepare state and local officials for the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Courses are
developed and designed to provide each specific segment of the emergency response community with the tools
needed to accomplish its role in the event of a WMD incident. Additionally, Texas A&M has developed an
Interactive Internet WMD Awareness Course for emergency responders. Texas A&M also provides technical
assistance to state and local jurisdictions in the development of WMD assessment plans. TEEX is a member of the
National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).

Name of Grantee:                        New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Amount of Grant Award:                   $20,840,000
Description of Funded Project: NM Tech has expertise in explosives and incendiaries and has been conducting
training since 1998. The CBRNE program at NMT is designed to prepare trainers to present effective WMD
response instruction with a focus on incidents involving explosives. Over 200,000 law enforcement, fire and
emergency medical service personnel have already been trained. Three courses are the primary offerings at
NMT: Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombings, Understanding
and Planning for School Bomb Incidents.

Name of Grantee:                        Nevada Test Site
                                        (Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Amount of Grant Award:                  $20,840,000
Description of Funded Project: NTS conducts large scale field exercises using a wide range of live agent
stimulants as well as explosives. The Nevada Test Site is a primary training ground for our nation’s weapons of
mass destruction responders. NPS is currently delivering 6 courses for TEI.

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Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

Name of Grantee:                         Eastern Kentucky University
Amount of Grant Award:                    $11,640,000
Description of Funded Project: The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium includes Eastern Kentucky University
as the executive agent, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Training Center that is based at EKU, and Charter
Academic Partners which include East Tennessee State University, The University of Findlay, Iowa Central
Community College, and NorthWest Arkansas Community College. Since March 2006, the RDPC has funded the
delivery of 28 courses attended by 1222 trainees. For the most part, these were courses already developed by other
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Training & Education
Division. The end-users of the Consortium’s products (which include training curriculum) include a wide range of
disciplines with involvement in all emergency support functions (ESF) as outlined in the NRP, such as law
enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, public health, public works, general government, volunteers,
National Volunteer Organizations Aiding in Disasters (NVOADs), preparedness stakeholders, and industry sectors
which support critical infrastructure and/or provide services in support of preparedness, response and recovery
efforts.


Continuing and Emerging (C&E) Training Programs

Name of Grantee:                         National Sheriffs’ Association
Amount of Grant Award:                   $2,900,000
Description of Funded Project: The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) is providing development and delivery of
fours courses focused on increasing our unified national preparedness. Courses are developed and designed to
provide each specific segment of the emergency response community with the tools needed to accomplish its role in
an all-hazards environment. Course titles: Leading From the Front WMD; First Responder; Jail Evacuation;
Community Partnerships are either being delivered or are approaching delivery this year.

Name of Grantee:                         Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg College
Amount of Grant Award:                     $1,700,000
Description of Funded Project: The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI) proposes creating at least
six courses during a 12-month period for delivery online. Each course will be two contact hours long, equal to
100 minutes of training. NTPI recommends that the first six online courses, focused on private industry, address
the following topics: Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: How to Prepare for a Terrorist
Attack; Homeland Security Planning for Business Executives: Threat and Risk Assessment; Homeland Security
Planning for Business Executives: How to Respond to a Terrorist Attack; Homeland Security Planning for
Business Executives: How to Recover from a Terrorist Attack. Homeland Security Planning for Business
Executives: Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Homeland Security Planning for Business
Executives: Using Business Intelligence for Emergency Preparedness. The online courses will include an audio
file of the narrative that supports the appropriate graphical elements, as well as a user option to view a
synchronized American Sign Language interpretation of the audio elements.

Name of Grantee:                         American Medical Association
Amount of Grant Award:                    $300,000
 Description of Funded Project: The American Medical Association (AMA) will work with a multidisciplinary team
to develop and deploy a standardized, national disaster health education and training program that can help attain
national all-hazards preparedness goals by providing critical medical and mental health information to enable
individual citizens to play a more effective role in local disaster planning and response, and ensure their integration
into the overall emergency response system. The proposed Citizen Ready program will: (1) provide competency-
based education to help citizens protect themselves, assist others, and enhance national efforts to prepare for,
respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism and other catastrophic events; (2) incorporate ways to make the
training widely available; and (3) encourage public participation in local preparedness and response efforts.




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Name of Grantee:                        West Virginia University
Amount of Grant Award:                    $500,000
Description of Funded Project: The purpose of the Interagency Coordination for Special Needs Planning for an
Emergency Response course is to address the need to incorporate special needs consideration into the development
of emergency plans. The course’s goals are to provide emergency personnel and special needs organizations with
the resources necessary to save lives during a disaster.

Name of Grantee:                         University of Baltimore, Maryland
Amount of Grant Award:                   $650,000
 The purpose of the Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning is to ensure the continued operation of essential
government functions during a wide range of potential emergencies. Whether the hazard is the result of natural or
human-induced event, an all hazards approach coupled with catastrophic-event-preparedness-training assures that
regardless of the emergency, essential functions will continue.

Name of Grantee:                        American College of Emergency Physicians
Amount of Grant Award:                     $330,000
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is providing customized training to increase the
capabilities of health care providers to care for mass casualties resulting from a weapons of mass destruction
(WMD)/terrorism incident or other public health emergency. ACEP is conducting on-site assessments of hospitals
in 18 communities to provide specific recommendations for improvement and tailored training to correct identified
deficiencies in emergency plans and abilities to respond to a mass casualty incident. Subject matter experts,
including emergency physicians, nurses and hospital planners, are providing hospital clinicians and administrators,
emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and public health professionals with the framework to increase their
preparedness to save the lives of victims of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

Name of Grantee:                        The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and the
                                        University of California at Davis (WIFSS/UCD)
Amount of Grant Award:                     $700,000
The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and the University of California at Davis (WIFSS/UCD) is
focusing on two categories of assets: (1) relevant processed dairy products (milk, cheese, etc.,) (2) produce
items (e.g., tomatoes, apple juice, etc) that are consumed in large quantities by a broad spectrum of consumers.
WIFSS has developed an action-driven, outcome-evaluated training process to enhance preparedness against
agricultural WMD at the frontlines across the food continuum (farm to table). The Agroterrorism-Preparedness
Training Curricula is comprised of 6 courses which address Awareness, Principles of Preparedness, NIMS and
the Principles of Risk Communication, Detection and Diagnosis, Principles of Frontline Response to
Agroterrorism and Food Systems Disasters, and the Principles of Planning and Implementing Recovery.

Name of Grantee:                        Long Island University
Amount of Grant Award:                  $850,000
Description of Funded Project: Long Island University’s Homeland Security Management Institute offers a graduate
–level, 15-credit Advanced Certificate and a 36-credit Master of Science degree in Homeland Security Management,
both offered fully online. The programs are designed to meet the complex contemporary needs of homeland security
specialists, law enforcement professionals, emergency managers, fire fighters and HazMat experts, military
personnel, government and public safety officials, and corporate security professionals.

Name of Grantee:                        Michigan State University
Amount of Grant Award:                    $300,000
Description of Funded Project: Michigan State University’s Critical incident Protocol program provides technical
assistance in the form of workshops for selected communities to facilitate public-private partnerships for joint
managing of critical incidents, using an all hazards approach, including terrorism and WMD. Communication,
scenario planning, and contingency development are fostered during training. Government and non-government
institutions are linked to provide wide coverage of information and collaboration between participants. The program
has been in existence since 1998.




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Name of Grantee:                         Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Amount of Grant Award:                   $486,692
Description of Funded Project: This is for additional iterations of the AWR 185 Frontline Responder Train the
Trainer Program which was developed and approved under CTGP 2004-GT-T4-K003. The course provides
awareness training in a Train-the-Trainer format for first responders in large, high population venues such as
shopping malls, sporting arenas, and casinos.

Name of Grantee:                         The Center for Rural Development, Inc
Amount of Grant Award:                   $500,000
Description of Funded Project: Under this award, The Center for Rural Development, Inc., (CRD) will develop and
deliver courses and provide services as listed in their accepted proposal. The CRD will provide: • IPS Web-site and
Learner Services - Maintain IPS Website - Maintain and update daily IPS Website News -- Headline News and --
Prevention Related News Threads (PRNT) - Continue to Publish Open Source Daily Briefings (OSDB) - Maintain
and Publish one new Case Study per quarter - Maintain and Update the Learning Section - Maintain and Update IPS
Prevention Library -Maintain and encourage Community of Practice Elements • IPS Certificate Program Courses in
Terrorist Prevention - Continued delivery of Law Enforcement Professionals Certificate Course in Terrorism
Prevention (PER-281-w) - Continue Certification Process for Fire Service Course in Terrorist Prevention -
Continued Delivery of the Fire Service Course in Terrorist Prevention - Development of One New Discipline
Specific Certificate Course.

Name of Grantee:                         Dartmouth
Amount of Grant Award:                   $700,000
Description of Funded Project: Dartmouth will develop additional training simulations for “Ops Plus for
WMD Hazmat” and are expanding the Virtual Terrorism Response Academy (VTRA) to Version 2.0. They will
incorporate practical hazardous materials training and tactical video game simulations through their training.
Participants will be able to demonstrate vital knowledge of PPE, instruments, rescue, triage, casualty care, and risk
management in real-world, life-and-death scenarios.

Name of Grantee:                         Dugway Proving Ground
                                         (Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Amount of Grant Award:                      $3,635,215
Description of Funded Project: Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), West Desert Test Center (WDTC) Joint
Operational Testing and Training (JOTT) conducts the Advanced Chemical and Biological Integrated Response
Course (ACBIRC), a 5-day training program that provides lectures and hands-on training in Biological and
Chemical environments focused on agent characteristics, sampling, protection, detection, decontamination, and
signatures. Students work with live agents in a controlled biological level 2 & 3 lab as well as RDT&E solutions of
chemical agents in certified chemical laboratories. As a final exercise, DPG training facilities are used to create a
realistic terrorist incident that the students will be required to respond and negotiate. This course is designed to
provide the most advanced and realistic chemical and biological training available for first responders.

Name of Grantee:                         Naval Post Graduate School
                                         (Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Amount of Grant Award:                  $15,700,000
Description of Funded Project: Since 2002, CHDS has conducted a wide range of programs focused on assisting
current and future leaders in Homeland Defense and Security to develop the policies, strategies, programs and
organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism in the United States. The programs are developed in partnership
with and are sponsored by the National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and consist of six primary elements:

1. A fully accredited Master’s Degree in Homeland Security (the first class began in January 2003).
2. Mobile Education Team (MET) seminars for Governors and senior state officials, or for major urban area senior
Homeland Security leaders
3. Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program focusing on priority topics in Homeland Security, such as
Intelligence and Fusion Centers, Public Information/Fear Management, Public Health
4. University and Agency Partnership Initiative
5. The nation’s first and largest digital Homeland Security research library
6. Research initiatives, including direct links to theses by CHDS Master's program participants.


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Through graduate- and executive-level coursework, seminars, and research, Homeland Security leaders gain the
analytic skills and substantive expertise they need to counter terrorism. The programs also prepare leaders to bridge
gaps in interagency and civil-military cooperation by bringing together a diverse range of participants to share
perspectives and lay the foundation for long-term Homeland Security collaboration.

Name of Grantee:                         Citizen Corps
                                         (Previously awarded in FY 2007)
Amount of Grant Award:                 $818,093
Description of Funded Project: These funds will be used by the National Preparedness Directorate’s (NPD) Citizen
Corps to revise “Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)” curriculum. In the process, new content and
curriculum will be developed.




    (*Note: Per agreement of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium $2 million from program
    support funds in FY 2007 will be used to conduct a course review process)




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