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Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act

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Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise grant program, and for other purposes.

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06/15/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-181.
04/27/2017Introduced in House

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06/15/2017Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 122.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/15/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-181.
05/03/2017Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/03/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
04/27/2017Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/27/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Homeland Security04/27/2017 Referred to
05/03/2017 Markup by
06/15/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-181

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (06/15/2017)

Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to carry out a grant program for emergency response providers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emerging terrorist attack scenarios in major metropolitan areas.

DHS shall provide to eligible applicants: (1) unclassified information on such scenarios, and (2) information on training and exercises best practices.

Jurisdictions that receive funding under the Urban Area Security Initiative may apply for such a grant.

Eligible applicants receiving funding under the program may include in funded activities neighboring jurisdictions that would be likely to provide mutual aid in response in such scenarios.

Recipients may use grants to:

  • identify capability gaps related to preparing for, preventing, and responding to such scenarios;
  • develop or update plans, annexes, and processes to address such gaps;
  • conduct training and exercises to address such gaps; and
  • conduct exercises, including at locations such as mass gathering venues, places of worship, or educational institutions, as appropriate, to validate capabilities.

DHS shall aggregate, analyze, and share with relevant emergency response providers information on best practices and lessons learned from: (1) the planning, training, and exercises conducted using program grants; and (2) responses to actual terrorist attacks around the world.