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DHS Awards $194 Million to States for Emergency Management

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management to receive more than $2.8 million

2/27/07

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released $194 million to help states and local governments prepare and implement emergency management activities through the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program. Emergency managers have been awarded more than $750 million since fiscal year 2004 through the program.  more

DHS Launches Traveler Redress Inquiry Program

2/21/07

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the launch of the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). Travelers can now seek redress and resolve possible watch list misidentification issues with any of the department’s component agencies at an easy to use and easy to access online location at http://www.dhs.gov/trip.  more

Oklahoma Elementary Schools to Receive Homeland Security Grants to Improve Security

2/9/07

Director Pettingill at the Education Press Conf. OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) announced today that five Oklahoma elementary schools are the first-ever recipients of state homeland security funding to improve security on their campuses.  The 2006 Education Grant Program was a collaborative effort between OKOHS and the Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE) in conjunction with National Preparedness Month in September.  more

FACT SHEET:  DHS Announces 8% Increase in FY08 Budget Request

2/5/07

President Bush’s fiscal year 2008 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) represents $46.4 billion in funding, which is an increase of 8 percent over the FY 2007 level – excluding funds provided in emergency supplemental funding. The request targets five areas that are essential to preserving freedom and privacy, meeting future challenges, and fulfilling our mission of securing America.  more