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Mississippi Could Get More Help From FEMA says Senator Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran says the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is making more money available State of Mississippi on the state and local level for disaster assistance.

“Grants can be a valuable tool to augment and enhance local and state emergency preparedness and public safety efforts,” Cochran said.  “I encourage state and local officials to take note of this resource.”

Here’s what FEMA is sending your way:

$4,556,932 for the Emergency Management Preparedness Grant, which assists state, local and tribal governments with hazard and disaster preparedness.

$3,734,500 for the State Homeland Security Program, which provides funding for anti-terrorism and disaster preparation and recovery.

Several other grant opportunities are also made available on a competitive basis:

Port Security Grant Program, with $100 million available nationally, provides grants to support transportation security projects consistent with Area Maritime Security Plans and facility security plans.

Operation Stonegarden, with $55 million available nationally, provides grants to law enforcement agencies to strengthen border security and enforcement in states with land or international water borders.

Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program, with $10 million available nationally, provides grants directly to eligible tribes to help strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.

 

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