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2006 COURTHOUSE SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) recognizes the need for target hardening measures at county courthouses across the State.
Utilizing Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention funds as part of the FY 2006 State Homeland Security Grant Program, OKOHS will once again dedicate funding to improve security at county courthouses. OKOHS worked with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts, United States Marshals Service and local Sheriffs to design the 2006 Courthouse Security Program.
These funds do not require a local match they are 100% reimbursable. Funds must be administered through the County Sheriff as the lead local law enforcement official of the county. The senior judge for the county should also be involved in the courthouse security program by providing approval of the Courthouse Protection Plan prior to its submission to OKOHS.
The Vulnerability / Risk Assessment training will be provided by OKOHS free of charge to local law enforcement and members of the judiciary. The training will provide participants knowledge of the risk assessment process and tools to identify key vulnerabilities and how to develop a prioritized courthouse protection plan. The training is approved for 8 hours of CLEET credit and continuing legal education credit will be sought as well.
QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT CHANGES
Please note that significant revisions have been made to the OKOHS Quarterly Status Report. The information requested on the revised form is necessary both for compliance with federal NIMS training mandates as well as to assist in completion of the Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (the BSIR), which must be submitted by OKOHS to the federal government twice a year. THE REVISED REPORT SHOULD BE USED FOR ALL OUTSTANDING SUBGRANTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
The Quarterly Status Report can be found by clicking on the "forms" tab to the left.
We appreciate your continued cooperation. If you have any questions about the Quarterly Status Report or your award please contact OKOHS at (405) 425-7296.
FY 2005 OKLAHOMA CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AWARDEES ANNOUNCED
OKOHS allocated funds for local target hardening projects across Oklahoma. Funds were distributed across the state to local law enforcement agencies to purchase the necessary items required to "harden" a local critical site.
2006 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT (AFG) WORKSHOP SCHEDULE RELEASED
Each year the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) regional staff conduct hundreds of workshops nationwide to provide up to date program information to applicants. The 2006 schedule includes 10 workshops across Oklahoma.
The workshops are schedule and conducted by AFG regional representatives and offer current program information for any fire and/or EMS organization that wishes to submit a 2006 application.
There is no admittance charge to any AFG workshop. If you are unable to attend a workshop offered in your area, the program office will also be providing on the AFG web site an electronic copy of the powerpoint presentation used at the workshops. In addition, by mid-February, the applicant tutortial, the FY 2006 AFG Program Guidance and a list of FAQ's will be available on the web site.
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