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Hawaii gets $13.5 million in Homeland Security Grants

The state and four counties will receive more than $13.5 million in Homeland Security Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Administration to help protect against a terrorist attack and other man-made or natural disasters in the current fiscal year, according to a release by Sens. Daniel Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye:

>> $6.6 million will go to supporting the planning, equipment and training needs of the homeland security strategies for the state and the counties.

>>$4.75 million for the city’s Urban Areas Security Initiative to bolster its homeland security capabilities.

>> $317,000 to the state from the Metropolitan Medical Response Grant Program.

>> $1.7 million to the state from the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program that’s to go to enhancing regional and community planning for emergency situations.

>> $125,000 received from the Citizen Corps Program is to be shared equally among the state and the four counties.

>> $75,000 to the state from the Nonprofit Security Grant. 

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