Oklahoma to receive Homeland Security funds

Monday, December 6th 2004, 12:26 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma will receive nearly $30 million from the federal government to fund homeland security programs throughout the state, the governor's office said Monday.

``This federal funding is critical to helping us ensure the safety and security of Oklahomans,'' Gov. Brad Henry said. ``The threat of terrorism requires that we remain ever-vigilant.''

The money will go to several programs, including:

_ The State Homeland Security Program, $15.5 million.

_ Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, $5.6 million.

_ Urban Areas Security Initiative $5.5 million.

_ Emergency Management Performance Grant Program, $2.5 million.

_ The Metropolitan Medical Response System Program, $455,184.

_ Citizen Corps, $197,434.

This will bring to $92 million the total Oklahoma has received for domestic preparedness efforts.