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State receives $50.7 million in federal homeland security grants

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm with 4 Comments »
August 25, 2011 1:27 pm

Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, Temple Beth El and the Puyallup Tribal Council are among the local organizations and state agencies receiving $50.7 million in federal homeland security grants.

Gov. Chris Gregoire announced the 2011 grants today. The state received $50.7 million in money under four different programs.

“Our state has already taken many steps to increase emergency preparedness, but this allocation will go a long way toward enhancing protection of our communities,” Gregoire said in a press release.

Among the recipients:

* Chadad of Pierce County received $75,000 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

* Pacific Lutheran University received $75,000 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

* Pierce College received $75,000 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

* Temple Beth El received $2,350 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

* Puyallup Tribal Council received $588,913 under the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program.

* The state received $9.1 million under the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Of that money, $3.1 million will be for law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.

* The state received $6.7 million under the Emergency Management Performance grants. The money goes toward emergency preparedness efforts.

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  1. dirtydan54 says:

    And the local officials are still trying to cram down our throats an updated radio system that would meet federal mandates.

    Especially bothersome as this money is expressly for emergency prepardeness programs. Guess these recipients don’t need to communicate by radio with emergency responders.

    Lovely

    Vote no on the tax for the radio system. They have the money but it isn’t important enough to spend it on that. Screwem and their pet projects and interests.

  2. harleyrider1 says:

    What a relief that the “sovereign nation” tribe got over a half-million tax-payer dollars, since they don’t pay federal taxes, to help with their terrorism problem.

    Oh wait. It’s just the libs getting votes lined up. Never mind.

    Spend, spend, spend even to give money to another “nation”. Thanks ‘O’.

  3. truthbusterguy says:

    I though we were broke. Who is responsible for this PORK!!!! Fire them.

    And giving a penny to the tribes is BS. They don’t pay tax and rip us off every chance they get.

    I’m a sure no vote on radios.

  4. froggy98418 says:

    The tribes have casinos where they make millions of gambling addicts, and they make millions off of the gambling addicts they create.
    And they need more? Does not compute.
    And yes, I am Indian.

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