DHS announces $1.8 billion in federal preparedness grants – Homeland Security News Wire

States and cities at risk of natural disasters and terrorism will receive nearly $1.8 billion in federal preparedness grants to protect, prevent, respond, and recover from potential calamities this fiscal year, according to DHS. “These grants provide direct support for regional preparedness, urban security, and medical response efforts in communities across the country,” said DHS secretary Janet Napolitano. The majority of that money — $1.7 billion — will go to the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).