Self-decontaminating fabrics and surfaces are desired for the development of enhanced protective equipment for use by the warfighter. Of interest are materials that offer protection against environmental pollutants as well as chemical and biological threat agents. Photoactive and photocatalytic components offer one route to providing these protective materials. Current stimulated catalysis offers an alternative to photoactivation that can be utilized in the absence of a light source or in low light situations. This effort seeks to provide porphyrin-embedded porous organosilicate materials for use as catalysts in next generation fabrics and surfaces. Porous scaffolds offering semi-selective binding properties, high surface area, and freely-accessible pore volumes are used to support the photo- and electro-catalytic porphyrins. Materials have been applied to the light- and current-stimulated catalytic removal of organophosphate pesticides as models for nerve agents, solvents as representative environmental contaminants, and phosgene as a blister agent. The ongoing effort seeks to develop methods for incorporation of the materials into appropriate formats as well as to expand the number of targets that can be addressed.