Mar 29 2004

Graham Announces $35 Million Homeland Security Grant for South Carolina

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will receive a $35,138,000 grant to help combat and respond to terrorism at the local and regional level. SLED can use the funds for costs related to homeland security preparedness activities associated with implementing the State Homeland Security Strategy. The Homeland Security Grant Program is designed to enhance the coordination of regional efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons and cyber attacks. “Securing the homeland and protecting American citizens is our top priority,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “State and local law enforcement is the first line of defense against acts of terrorism and these funds will help ensure that South Carolina has the resources necessary to implement our Homeland Security Strategy.” The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Domestic Preparedness. ####