Jul 25 2008

Shelby Announces Over $12 Million for Homeland Security Funding for Alabama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $12,697,520 to the State of Alabama for homeland security programs.

“During this time of heightened threats to the U.S. homeland, it is imperative that our communities are prepared to respond to any event,” said Shelby. “These funds will provide Alabama with the necessary resources to quickly respond threats and keep our communities safe.  These grants are an example of the government’s continued effort to ensure the safety of all Americans.” 

The following programs in Alabama will receive funding under the fiscal year 2008 grant program:

FY 2008 State Homeland Security Program - $11,170,000
FY 2008 Citizen Corp Program - $242,636
FY 2008 Metropolitan Medical Response System - $1,284,884
                Birmingham - $321,221
                Huntsville - $321,221
                Mobile - $321,221
                Montgomery - $321,221