The Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program (RCPGP)
Established in 2008, the RCPGP is a groundbreaking Department of Homeland Security initiative to encourage collaborative emergency planning in America's largest regions. The 10 RCPGP sites across the country selected to participate in this grant program all represent high-risk, large urban areas and their surrounds.
For a copy of the 2013 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program National Report, click here.
Project sites include:
- Bay Area
- Chicago Area
- Hampton Roads Regional Catastrophic Planning Team
- Honolulu Area
- Houston Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative
- Los Angeles Area
- National Capital Region
- New England Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative
- NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team
- Puget Sound Region
RCPGP New York City & Northern New Jersey Area
The New York City and Northern New Jersey Area project site is a regional catastrophic planning initiative for jurisdictions across NY, NJ, CT, and PA, funded by the US Department of Homeland Security. The program area (see map on Jurisdictions Page) serves a population of 22 million people and is home to nearly 1 in every 14 Americans. The program is steered by the Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, which directs the work of its operational arm, the Regional Integration Center, to improve regional security and resilience through a "fix, build, and resource" process. This process includes fixing shortcomings in existing plans, building regional planning processes and planning communities, and linking operational needs identified in plans to resource allocation.