DHS increases emergency preparedness funding

Emergency Management Alert, November 11, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released its plan for fiscal year 2009, which includes $24 million more than last year. The additional money will help implement programs to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks and major disasters.
The plan includes 14 grants totaling more than $3 billion. The largest grant program, Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), totals more than $1.7 billion and will focus on six priorities in state and urban areas including:
  • measuring progress against the National Preparedness Guidelines
  • strengthening preparedness planning, training, and exercises
  • strengthening improvised explosive devices (IEDS), IED deterrence, prevention, protection, and response capabilities
  • emphasizing information sharing capabilities
  • strengthening medical readiness
  • strengthening preventive radiological/nuclear detection capabilities
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