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2005 Grant News

 

OKLAHOMA HOMELAND SECURITY EFFORTS WILL FOCUS ON PREVENTION IN 2005

3/4/06

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS), in conjunction with the office of Governor Brad Henry, announced its plan for allocating FY 2005 grant funds awarded to the State from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Director Kerry Pettingill said the federal funds will be used to supplement a number of current projects as well as assist in preventing a terrorist attack, reducing Oklahoma¿s vulnerability to an attack and preparing to respond and recover if an attack should occur.

"Last fall we asked responders to provide input into what their priorities would be for the FY05 grant funds," said Pettingill.  "Overwhelmingly, they told us they need funds to assist with planning efforts; they need to be able to communicate with each other; they need to exercise together with the equipment they've purchased over the last several years and they need to be properly trained on that same equipment. We listened and determined this years funding priorities accordingly."

DHS awarded OKOHS approximately $29.9 million for the following six programs:

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) $15,552,074
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention (LETP) $ 5,655,300
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) $ 5,570,181
Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) $ 2,543,433
Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) $    455,184
Citizen Corps Program (CCP) $    197,434
TOTAL   $29,973,615

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