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Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness

Definition/Scope: The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP) is the federal government's lead agency responsible for preparing the nation against terrorism by assisting states, local and tribal jurisdictions, and regional authorities as they prevent, deter, and respond to terrorist acts. SLGCP provides a broad array of assistance to America's first responders through funding, coordinated training, exercises, equipment acquisition, and technical assistance. In early 2007 SLGCP (previously named Office of Grants and Training) was reorganized into the following offices: Grant Preparedness Directorate (GDP) and theNational Preparedness Directorate (NDP).



Acronym:

SLGCP

Broader Terms:

Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
HSPD-8

Narrower Terms:

counterterrorism
disaster

Related Terms:

Grant Programs Directorate
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 7
National Preparedness Directorate


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