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DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year 2014 Preparedness Grants

March 20, 2014

WASHINGTON—DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced the release of FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements for six DHS preparedness grant programs totaling over $1.6 billion. The homeland security grants assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments and nonprofit organizations, as well as the private sector to strengthen our nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies in support of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System.

“The FY 2014 homeland security grants demonstrate the Department’s strong partnership at all levels of government and across the whole community to address a complex threat environment,” said Secretary Johnson. “The positive impact of these grant programs can be seen in neighborhoods across the country, and this year’s homeland security preparedness grant funding will further strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to a range of threats, disasters, and incidents.”

Within the requirements of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014, the FY 2014 grant guidance will continue to focus on the nation’s highest risk areas, including urban areas that face the most significant threats. For FY 2014, the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) will enhance regional preparedness by funding 39 high-threat, high-density urban areas -- increasing the number of UASI funded urban areas from FY 2013 and funding the highest number of urban areas nation-wide since FY 2010.

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