Delaware Getting 3 Grants From Department of Homeland Security

Aug 24, 2013 -- 8:58am

Delaware will be getting three federal grants to strengthen the state’s ability to prevent, respond to and recover from disasters, both natural and man-made.

Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons, and Congressman John Carney announced that the state will get $7.4 million in preparedness grant awards from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS is awarding $1.5 billion in preparedness grant awards in Fiscal Year 2013.

Delaware is receiving $3.46 million for the state’s Homeland Security Program to implement strategies to build and strengthen preparedness capabilities at all levels. Delaware is also getting nearly $3.07 million to assist the state and local governments in sustaining and enhancing emergency management capabilities for all hazards. Delaware also received just over $927,000 from the Port Security Grant Program to protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism.

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