Mar 02 2005

Graham Announces $26 Million Grant for SLED Homeland Security Activities

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will receive a $26,283,735 grant for preparedness activities related to implementing the State Homeland Security Strategy. “The tragic events of September 11, 2001 changed our world forever,” said Graham. “Threats continue to exist from terrorist organizations determined to destroy our way of life. Law enforcement officers and first responders are on the front lines defending South Carolina and protecting our citizens. The sacrifice made by these brave men and women make them some of the heroes in our midst.” The money will be used to support programs that enhance coordination of regional efforts to prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, cyber attacks, and natural disasters. The funding includes $16,925,018 for the State Homeland Security Program; $6,154,552 for the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program; $2,761,710 for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program; $227,592 for the Metropolitan Medical Response System; and $214,863 for the Citizen Corps Program. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####