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Senators sponsor homeland security grant bill

Two senators introduced bipartisan legislation last week to establish an intergovernmental grant program to develop or modify homeland security equipment, technologies, capabilities and services. The bill (S. 2635), introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), would require Homeland Security Department officials to conduct a needs assessment of federal, state and local governments and then survey existing products or services within the United States or other countries, such as Israel, focused on homeland security. Grants would fund joint ventures among businesses, academic institutions or nonprofit groups and other entities that have demonstrated counterterrorism or homeland security capabilities. The bill authorizes $25 million for fiscal 2005. Full Story

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