Programs Overview | NCBRT/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education

Current Programs


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Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP)

The HSNTP supports the development and delivery of training that furthers national preparedness by addressing national preparedness gaps, correlating training needs with exercise activities and outcomes, incorporating the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal, and ensuring training is available and accessible to a nationwide audience. Training under the HSNTP is provided to state, local, territorial, and tribal participants. The HSNTP is administered by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), National Training and Education Division (NTED). Under the HSNTP, LSU NCBRT/ACE provides training in the areas of law enforcement, biological incidents, and agriculture and food defense. All instructor-led courses are mobile and brought to the hosting agency in coordination with the State Administrative Agency Training Point of Contact.

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Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) and Chemical Security Program (CSP)

The BEP supports combatting biological threats worldwide by providing assistance to improve biosecurity, biosafety, pathogen surveillance, and infectious diseases surveillance and response. The CSP supports strengthening the ability of partner governments to prevent, detect, and disrupt the misuse of chemicals, securing weaponizable chemicals, expertise, and related infrastructure and promoting international chemical security best practices in order to reduce global chemical threats. The BEP and CSP are administered by the United States Department of State Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR). Under the BEP and CSP, LSU NCBRT/ACE works with U.S. partner nations as directed by the CTR to provide training focused on combatting biological and chemical threats worldwide.

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Grants to States for School Emergency Management (GSEM) Program

The GSEM program supports training and technical assistance dedicated to assisting local education agencies with the development and implantation of high-quality school emergency operations plans. The GSEM program is administered by the United States Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Under the GSEM program, LSU NCBRT/ACE, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, provides EOP and MOU evaluation, technical assistance workshops focused on EOP development and the creation of training and exercise plans, training designed to fill identified gaps, and tabletop exercises designed to test plans throughout Louisiana.