State officials acknowledge missing two deadlines to submit proposals to use $418 million in available funding to increase the New York City area’s preparedness for a terrorist attack. The Federal Emergency Management Agency pledged $8.8 billion to help the city rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. A minimum of $418 million was set aside to finance projects that would help the city to be ready in case of another attack. But despite receiving proposals from state, city and private agencies, the state has missed Sept. 11, 2002, and Dec. 11, 2002, deadlines for submitting the proposals and have asked for six months in extensions, The New York Times reported in its Sunday editions. Full Story
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