U.S. Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) recently announced $7.4 million in homeland security grants that will help strengthen Delaware's ability to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters.
Delaware received: State Homeland Security Program, $3,459,364 to support the implementation of state homeland security strategies to build and strengthen preparedness capabilities at all levels; Emergency Management Performance grants, $3,068,487 to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency capabilities; Post Security Grant Program, $927,054 to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism.
"When it comes to disaster preparedness, I often say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," said Senator Carper. "As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, I have learned just how important it is for our state, local and federal first responders to have the training and tools they need. These federal grants will support Delaware's ongoing efforts to employ the best strategies and tools possible to protect lives and property in the event of an emergency, and to keep disasters from happening in the first place. I appreciate the Administration's forward-thinking approach to nationwide preparedness and I look forward to working with the Department of Homeland Security and state officials to ensure that these important measures are properly implemented."
The grants awarded are in support of the National Preparedness Goal (NPG), which was established by President Obama in 2011.
For more information: dhs.gov.