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DHS Announces Nearly $790 Million in 2010 Preparedness Grants

Jun 09, 2010

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the fiscal year 2010 Preparedness Grants.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the fiscal year 2010 Preparedness Grants for nine federal programs--including critical infrastructure-related grants--totaling nearly $790 million to assist state, local and tribal governments, and the private sector in strengthening preparedness for acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies. Of particular interest to EMS—
• Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) Grant Program - $57.6 million to support the construction or
renovation of Emergency Operations Centers to improve state, local or tribal emergency management
and preparedness capabilities to ensure continuity of operations during disasters.
• Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) - $48 million to assist governments in
carrying out initiatives identified in Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans and improve
interoperable emergency communications used to respond to natural disasters and acts of terrorism.

For more information on DHS Preparedness Grants click here.