CEPA Timeline


The image below shows the program development timeline for the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Assessment Program as set in 2020. An explanation is shared below the image. 

2020 CEPA Program Development Timeline

Accessible version of the image: CDPS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (logo)

Program Development Timeline 2020 - Colorado Emergency Preparedness Assessment (CEPA)

  • Research - February 18 - DHSEM Planning team meets with New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) to validate program concept for Colorado
  • Introduction - February 25 - Information sharing at Colorado Emergency Management Conference
  • Development - March & April - Collect and refine program requirements. Develop a CEPA schedule
  • Pilot - April & May -  Pilot trials with three counties. Develop/refine products with selected pilot counties
  • Assessment - May & June - Planning team assessment of CEPA following pilot trials
  • Launch - July - Statewide CEPA implementation. Schedule 2021 and 2022 CEPA with remaining counties
  • Integration - October & November - State Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) / Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) integration with CEPA
  • Target - July 2023 - CEPA cycle one complete. All 64 counties will have completed the CEPA