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SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $150 MILLION COMING TO NEW YORK CITY

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $150 MILLION COMING TO NEW YORK CITY
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 8, 2009



SCHUMER ANNOUNCES OVER $150 MILLION COMING TO NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND TO PREVENT AND RESPOND TO TERROR ATTACKS



Funding Addresses Security Needs Of High-Threat, High-Density Urban Areas and Assists Them In Preventing and Responding to Acts of Terrorism


Schumer: New York City and Long Island Have Extensive Security Needs and These Funds Will Go A Long Way Towards Addressing Them



Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has allocated a total of $151,579,096 to New York City and Long Island for the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). UASI grants are part of the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) designed to enhance the ability of state, territory, local and tribal governments to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters. The UASI addresses the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. A total of $832,520,000 of UASI grants will be distributed to urban areas throughout the country. In FY 2009, New York City was awarded $145,137,750 in UASI grants.



“New York City and Long Island have extensive security needs and the burden shouldn’t be placed on tax payers to foot the whole bill,” Schumer said. “This funding will help reduce the financial burden and allow our local law enforcement to deal with terrorism and at the same time deal with equally important day-to-day duties. Providing anti-terrorism funding to the New York City metro area is essential to protecting our nation from a future terrorist attack and I will continue to fight on behalf of all New Yorkers to ensure we get our fair share.”



The Fiscal Year 2010 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) guidance is a single, combined solicitation that includes FY 2010 funding distributed under five separate HSGP component programs. The HSGP was appropriated $1,891,000,000 in FY 2010. The Department is allocating $1,815,359,956 for HSGP grants. Of this amount, $832,520,000 will be distributed through UASI grants.



The core mission of the Department of Homeland Security is to enhance the ability of state, territory, local and tribal governments to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters. The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities. Per the 9/11 Act and the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 (Public Law 110-329), states are required to ensure that at least 25 percent of their UASI award funds are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.



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