Thursday, January 11, 2007
County to get grant funds
Governor Haley Barbour, along with the Commissioner of Public Safety George Phillips, through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, are pleased to announce that 75 jurisdictions have been awarded a total of $2,778,570 directed at enhancing Mississippi’s ability to act and respond during a disaster.
This award will provide funding from 2006 through 2008 and is part of an ongoing partnership effort between the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and local counties and cities to keep Mississippi safe and prepared for both man-made and natural disasters in the coming years.
Mississippi Homeland Security Director J.W. Ledbetter said “These allocations represent a tangible source of aid throughout the state to enhance Mississippi’s preparedness and response capabilities. All incidents, at their basest form, are local. Providing funding to our counties and municipalities to assist them in their disaster response efforts is another step towards protecting our families and communities.”
Jurisdictions which are a part of the grant allocation include Marshall County.
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