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CAPCOG ranks Homeland Security grants for OOG
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved the ranking of 43 Homeland Security grant projects and purchases in March; the projects are now awaiting a final review from the Office of the Governor before the top priority projects are awarded State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant funds. Each project was reviewed by Homeland Security Task Force subcommittees consisting of public safety and emergency management professionals from throughout the region. Projects with the highest priority were those that addressed an identified threat or hazard, demonstrated a regional approach, and either sustained or expanded existing homeland security programs.
The Office of the Governor has not released the SHSP allocation for the CAPCOG region, but last year the ten-county region received about $1.4 million to fund SHSP projects. With a similar allocation, about a third of the projects submitted could be grant funded. Projects that ranked in the upper third included funding for regional training and exercises; bomb disposal, SWAT and Hazmat team equipment purchases; and support of community emergency response teams.