In 2006 the signing of Missouri Executive Order 06-09 formed the nine Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committees (RHSOC) throughout the State of Missouri. Northwest Missouri is Region H. This 32-member committee, representing 16 disciplines, is formed of people from the emergency response disciplines, local and county agencies and other organizations from the 15 counties in NW Missouri. Mo-Kan Regional Council is the lead regional planning commission for the Region H RHSOC.
The committee meets on a quarterly basis, and is charged with the task of planning regional response to acts of terrorism, natural disasters, as well as allocating State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) funds.
Mo-Kan is responsible for assisting the Region H RHSOC, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, in developing a planning process to assess, evaluate, identify and prioritize existing and needed Homeland Security assets. This planning process is used as a basis for funding and policy recommendations from the region.
Mo-Kan serves as the primary administrative agent for the committee, which involves completing paperwork, arranging meetings, and facilitating communication between the individual RHSOC disciplines. Additionally, Mo-Kan serves as the fiscal agent for the administration of the grant program and the procurement of
regional assets funded through SHSP.
Region H Counties