At this time this program page is for local governments and other authorized entities only. State agency procedures are being developed and will be available in the future.
New York State Office of General Services (OGS) has been designated by the Governor as the lead agency for the 1122 Program which allows certified state and local governments to purchase equipment for counter-drug, homeland security and emergency response activities from specific federal sources. This authority is derived from The National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1122) for FY1994 and FY2009, which subsequently became law under Title 10 Section 381 Military Support for Civilian Public Safety Agencies.
Participation in New York’s 1122 Program is open to state and local governmental entities that have, as part of their mission, at least one of the following public safety categories:
- Counter-drug: A requirement to enforce anti-drug laws or engages in or supports prevention, intervention, or suppression activities related to counter-drug, including educational activities.
- Emergency Response: A requirement for first responders plus emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.
- Homeland Security: A requirement for homeland security to prevent and protect New York State from terrorist attacks within the United States; reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies; and minimize the damage and recover from attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies that occur.
Organizations eligible to participate in the 1122 Program include, but are not limited to: fire departments, police departments, medical emergency responders, public works departments and emergency services.
To become certified for participation, the Public Safety Agency (PSA) must submit a letter to the NY State Point of Contact (SPOC) requesting certification in the New York 1122 Program. The letter is reviewed and if approved, a letter is sent to the PSA authorizing their participation in the program. Please note that a separate letter must be submitted for each certification desired. Click the tab below for specific requirements and mailing instructions for the letter.
Keep Your Contact Information Current
Program participants, Public Safety Agencies (PSAs), must promptly notify OGS Procurement Services, in writing, of any point of contact changes, and on an annual basis, from the date they were certified into the program, either confirm that the points of contact listed on their request for certification are still current, or provide updated contact information, as necessary.
For questions, please contact Matthew Jones the New York State SPOC at NY1122.SPOC@ogs.ny.gov
or at: (518) 474-4163.
The Counter-Drug (CD) program was introduced in December 1994 at a conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in which the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participated. State governors were asked to appoint State Points of Contact (SPOC) to administer the State program, and the Secretary of the Army was appointed as executive agent for DOD. Each state is given the latitude to organize its 1122 Program in accordance with its own state preferences and procedures.
With the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY2009, the 1122 Program was expanded to include Homeland Security (HS) and Emergency Response (ER). In 2015, the State of New York received authorization to participate in the 1122 Program. New York has had a long history of using this program, and the recent appointment of an OGS representative as the State Point of Contact (SPOC) has re-instituted New York’s ability to once again participate after a brief hiatus. The 1122 Program brings a purchasing advantage that is achieved through discounts available to the federal government due to large volume purchases. The 1122 Program is a valuable resource for state and local governments throughout the country; participation allows users the opportunity for substantial savings for their counter-drug, homeland security and emergency response activities.