Secretary Napolitano Announces Nearly $790 Million in Critical Infrastructure and Preparedness Grants [May 13, 2010]   [open pdf - 306KB]

"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the fiscal year 2010 Preparedness Grants for nine federal programs--including critical infrastructure-related grants--totaling nearly $790 million to assist state, local and tribal governments and the private sector in strengthening preparedness for acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies. 'These grants play a major role in our efforts to work with our state, local, tribal and territorial and private sector partners to build a national culture of readiness and resilience,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'We continue to focus on maximizing efficiency and value while prioritizing risk in awarding grants to strengthen our nation's security.' The critical infrastructure and preparedness grants announced today include specific steps undertaken by DHS to improve the ability of grant applicants to maximize funding and also incorporate input from state, local, tribal and territorial and private sector partners. Awards will be made on a rolling basis over the summer."

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