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CAPCOG recommends projects for homeland security grants

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Office of the Governor (OOG) is expected to award the 2018 State Homeland Security Program Grant funds in August 2018; CAPCOG’s Executive Committee approved a prioritized list of recommendations for regional projects to the OOG in March after more than 34 projects and equipment purchases were reviewed by its Homeland Security Task Force.

“Representatives from across the ten-county region ranked these projects according to their alignment with the regional homeland security strategic plan and their ability to sustain or expand current homeland security capabilities,” said Eric Carter, CAPCOG Homeland Security director. “All of the projects support regional response to critical threats and potential disasters; whether it’s training exercises or special hazmat equipment for hazardous materials response teams, every project is geared towards making us all safer.”

Capital Area requests for grant funds totaled over $6.8 million. In recent years, the Capital Area has received between $1.3 and $1.4 million for these projects. CAPCOG anticipates about the same level of funding.

> View the prioritized list.
> Read more about the State Homeland Security Program Grant process.

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