The mission of the Emergency Planning and Security Fund (EPSF) is to record expenses for which federal funding has been approved under the authority found in the federal payment for “Emergency Planning and Security Costs in the District of Columbia” section of the District’s annual Appropriations Act.
The costs shown below are generally related to:
- Providing public safety at events related to the presence of the Nation’s Capital in the District;
- Providing response support to immediate and specific terrorist threats or attacks in the District; and
- Providing support for requests from the United States Secret Service.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law No. P.L. 114-113 (December 18, 2015) authorized a direct federal payment to the District in the amount of $13,000,000, which is available until expended, and continued the authorization for reimbursement of expenditures related to support requested by the Director of the United States Secret Service.