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Homeland Security Awards More Than $54 Million To N.C. First-Responders

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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.