Executive Order 06‐09, signed by Governor Matt Blunt in February 2006, established Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committees to begin “establishing strategies and priorities for the Missouri Homeland Security Grant Funding programs and other Homeland Security initiatives”.
In 2010, Boonslick Regional Planning Commission completed its fourth year as the lead Regional Planning Commission for the Region C Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC). Bonnslick, contracted with Missouri Office of Homeland Security (OHS), is responsible for event coordination, administration, fiscal operations, professional development, community outreach, and publicity for the HSOC. Assisting with these tasks regionally through subcontracts is the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission.
The 14-discipline Region C Homeland Oversight Committee meets on a quarterly basis, and is charged with the task of planning regional response to acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other events, as well as allocating State Homeland Security Grant Program funds allocated to the State of Missouri.