KY Awarded $2.8 Million In Homeland Security Grants

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 10/21/2013 8:37 pm
Kentucky is set to receive close to $3 million in State Homeland Security grants.

The money will help pay for 119 projects across the Bluegrass.

The projects center around things like training classes, first-responder equipment, and citizen preparedness and awareness.

Governor Steve Beshear says, "The effectiveness of our first responders is enhanced by these grants as they carry out their important role of protecting citizens when natural and man-made disasters occur in the Commonwealth."

The approved grants include:

· $1.4 million for communications equipment such as alert systems, 911 projects, infrastructure, mobile-data computers and radios

· $1,050,300 for equipment used in bomb detection, as well as medical, protective, and search-and-rescue items

· $120,000 for first-responder training

· $201,500 for physical security equipment and generators

· $656,650 to help KOHS plan and adminster the Kentucky Intelligence Fusion Center, citizen preparedness and awareness, management and administration

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