Gov. Hochul Announces More than $251 Million in Federal Funding for Prepardness and Counterterrorism
October 27, 2021
Funding Will Help Communities Statewide Prevent, Respond to, and Recover from Manmade and Natural Disasters and Emergencies
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $251 million in federal funding to support counterterrorism and emergency preparedness efforts across New York.
The funding, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its FY2021 Homeland Security Grant Program, supports regional homeland security preparedness efforts, including planning, organization, equipment, training and exercise activities which are critical to sustaining and improving community prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities. The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services manages these programs in close coordination with local stakeholders.
"Keeping New Yorkers safe is one of our most critical responsibilities, and this funding will help localities and institutions prepare to defend against a variety threats, from natural disasters to threats of terror,"
Governor Hochul said.
"I thank the Biden Administration and our partners in Congress for working with us to make the necessary investments that will help us protect against the impacts of climate change, as well as those posed by the appalling hate-based acts of violence we have seen unfold across the nation."
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New York Pressroom
October 27, 2021