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Competitive Training Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department Of Homeland Security
CFDA #: 97.068

Purpose of this program:

To provide funding for training initiatives that prepare the nation to prevent, deter, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Issue areas addressed in the Competitive Training Grants Program include: 1) training to address preparedness challenges in rural areas; 2) training to enhance preparedness for agricultural WMD incidents; 3) initiatives related to the prevention of cyberterrorism and increased awareness of cybersecurity issues; 4) training for state and local law enforcement to develop capabilities for terrorism prevention, to include areas such as detection, interdiction, intelligence analysis, critical infrastructure protection, and information sharing; 5) training initiatives to develop and enhance community outreach strategies for local audiences through existing non-governmental and volunteer organizations; and 6) addressing training gaps related to prevention and preparedness, to include assistance for special needs populations.