The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires every state have a governance process to guide the allocation of federal DHS preparedness grant funds. Part of this requirement is the establishment of a Senior Advisory Committee. Executive Order, 13-13, Assigning Emergency Responsibilities to State Agencies, directs the Minnesota Department of Public Safety division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) to establish a Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC).
This committee determines strategies and priorities for homeland security activities across disciplines and ensures coordination of all available federal preparedness funding sources. It also directs state agencies, as identified by HSEM, to designate a staff member to serve on the HSAC.
The HSAC is subject to the open meeting law and will comply with M.S. Chapter 13D. Per 13D.05, subd.3. (d)., meetings, or portions of meetings to discuss issues related to security briefings and reports, will be closed to the public. Meeting notices, agendas and documents will be posted to this website.
Homeland Security Advisory Committee Governance Structure
Homeland Security Advisory Committee 2014 Bylaws
Homeland Security Advisory Committee Organization Chart