The Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT)
In early 2008, the Urban Area Working Groups in NYC and Northern NJ came together to charter the RCPT, a steering committee to guide activities funded by the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP). RCPT members represent the interests of many stakeholders in their communities, including counties, cities, businesses, nonprofit groups, and volunteer efforts. RCPT projects will assess the current state of regional emergency planning, review existing protocols for regional operations, and describe beneficial opportunities for collaboration.
The goals of the RCPT are to:
- Fund and provide institutional support to innovative projects that advance the goals of RCPGP
- Establish a Regional Integration Center to serve as the operational arm of the RCPT
- Lay the foundation for ongoing regional collaboration in emergency management issues