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.