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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 |
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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