Emergency Preparedness

The Panhandle’s Regional Emergency Preparedness Program is maintained in support of and in alignment with state and federal preparedness strategies. It is an all-hazard program intended to prepare the Panhandle to cope more effectively with all types of disasters, both man-caused and natural events. Under this program plans are developed to affect a concerted regional response to large-scale disasters and initiatives are undertaken to strengthen and equip regional response capabilities. The objective of the program is to enhance the region’s ability to detect, deter and respond to disasters with the overall goal of protecting the lives and property of Panhandle residents.

FY19 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) – SHSP Grant Resource Portal
Click on this link: https://prod.i-info.com/document/Home.aspx?pid=0077 to access the following:

  • A current copy of the Panhandle’s Threat & Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA);
  • A current copy of the Panhandle’s State Preparedness Report;
  • A current copy of the Panhandle’s Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan (2015 – 2020) Annual Implementation Plan;
  • A copy of the State of Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan (2015 – 2020);
  • An updated FEMA Authorized Equipment List (AEL) lookup tool;
  • A Resolution Template and set of User Instructions; and
  • A copy of the Narrative Tips handout provided to the attendees at the 1/19/18 FY18 SHSP grant workshop.

Contact Information

John Kiehl

Regional Services Director
Email: jkiehl@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268

Shane Brown

Regional Emergency Communications and Emergency Preparedness Program Manager
Email: sbrown@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268

Reeves Easley-McPherson

Regional Emergency Communications and Information Technology Coordinator
Email: reasley@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268

Emily Nolte

Regional Emergency Planner
Email: enolte@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268


Criminal Justice Planning Fund (Fund 421) Source: A biennial appropriation by the Texas Legislature from funds collected through court costs and fees. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, §102.056 and §102.075. Section 772.006 of the Texas Government Code designates CJD as the Fund's administering agency.
FY Appropriation: Set annually
Purpose: Support a wide range of projects designed to reduce crime and improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Eligibility: State agencies, units of local government, independent school districts, nonprofit corporations, Native American tribes, COGs, universities, colleges, hospital districts, juvenile boards, regional education service centers, community supervision and corrections departments, crime control and prevention districts, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for grants under this fund.  Faith-based organizations must be certified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt nonprofit entities.  Grantees may not use grant funds or program income for proselytizing or sectarian worship.
Award Criteria: Meet the criteria codified in the TAC, Title 1, Part 1, Chapter 3, Subchapter C, Division 1
Frequency of Award: Annual


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