As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced final allocations for seven FY 2014 DHS preparedness grant programs, totaling more than $1.6 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector.
The FY 2014 preparedness grant allocations demonstrate the Department’s ongoing commitment to securing our borders and ports of entry, and continue to focus on the nation’s highest risk areas, including urban areas that face the most significant threats. Consistent with previous grant guidance, dedicated funding is provided for law enforcement and terrorism prevention activities throughout the country to prepare for, prevent, and respond to pre-operational activity and other crimes that are precursors or indicators of terrorist activity.
Preparedness grants strengthen our nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies in support of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System. Further information on DHS’s preparedness grant programs is available at www.dhs.gov and http://www.fema.gov/grants.