RALEIGH, N.C. — The
Department of Homeland Security
on Tuesday awarded $54,203,000 to North Carolina first-responders.
The money came from the
State Homeland Secruity Grant Program
for training, equipment, excercise and planning to help the first-responders of North Carolina better secure their communties.
The funds are part of more than $8 billion the department has allocated or awarded since March 1, 2003, to help our nation's first-responders and state and local government to prevent, respond and recover from potential acts of terrorism and other potential disasters.