Homeland Security Grants

Governor Fletcher said Kentucky will receive up to $30 million in grants for this year from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Kentucky’s Grant Submission identified certain Homeland Security priorities.

They were communications infrastructure, mobile data communications, 911 services and continued development of a center dealing with intelligence and information.

Also on the list were the State Commercial Vehicle Program, Citizen Awareness and Outreach, and exercise and training programs.

For a second straight year DHS awarded grants on a competitive basis considering risk and effectiveness.

State and local agencies submitted 207 applications totaling almost $75 million to compete for the funds.

Local and state agencies will be notified of their funding no later than Sept. 18, 2007.