The Logistics Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is guidance to all Regional and jurisdictional levels, including State, Local, Territorial and Tribal (SLTT) Governments and is provided to improve logistics capabilities at all levels by leveraging and utilizing available resources. These resources include planning, grant guidance and funding available through existing grant programs.

Background: In 2009, critical emergency supplies, such as shelf stable food products, water, and basic medical supplies were added as an allowable expense for States applying for assistance under the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), State Homeland Security Program (SHSP).  Starting in FY2011, this was expanded to include the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) and the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP).  Prior to allocating grant funding, each State must have FEMA’s approval of a viable inventory management plan, an effective distribution strategy and plan for sustainment costs.

Beginning in 2019, all Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG) recipients are required to develop or update their Distribution Management Plans. FEMA Logistics developed the Distribution Management Plan Guide and Distribution Plan Template to assist SLTTs in developing and updating their Distribution Management Plans.

The guides and information below are provided to enhance logistics capabilities and develop, review and update your Distribution Management Plan and apply for grant funding for critical emergency supplies.