DEMHS: Strategic Planning and Community Preparedness Unit

The Strategic Planning and Community Preparedness Unit, reports concurrently to the State Emergency Management Director and the Fiscal Administration of DESPP, working closely with the DEMHS All Hazards Planning Unit on strategic planning and disaster recovery, as well as program and financial management of grant programs to enhance Connecticutís prevention, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities. 


The chief programmatic responsibilities of SPCP Unit includes; collaborate with the OTE and AHP Units on oversight and direction for the regional collaboration planning initiative, which established Regional Emergency Planning Teams in each of the five DEMHS regions.  SPCP staff  coordinate in the execution of regional spending plans that address identified preparedness and planning needs; SPCP staff support the DEMHS Advisory Councilís Regional Collaboration Committee; expansion of the Emergency Management Performance Grant, which continues to provide critical resources to municipal emergency management programs; collaborate with the Field Support Coordination Unit, including executing interoperable communications programs such as the State Tactical On-Scene Communications System (STOCS), and collaborate with the AHP Unit to administer federal disaster assistance programs to state and local governments, eligible non-profit organizations and individuals.

The DEMHS All Hazards Planning Unit works closely with the Strategic Planning and Community Preparedness Unit on strategic planning and disaster recovery.  AHP Unit staff draft and revise the stateís emergency management plans, including the State Response Framework.  DEMHS staff members also work with other states, as well as the Eastern Provinces of Canada, to provide coordinated, collaborative emergency planning and preparedness.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for Homeland Security Grant funding.  DESPP has administered more than $215 million in grant funding and disaster assistance to enhance homeland security and all-hazard preparedness across the state.


Grant Program Information

Grant Reporting Forms


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