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Department of Homeland Security Announces $91.3 Million in Buffer Zone Protection Program Grants

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced $91.3 million in grant funding to protect and secure areas surrounding critical infrastructure and key resource sites such as chemical facilities, dams, and nuclear plants across the country. The Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) provides targeted funding through states to local jurisdictions to purchase equipment that will extend the zone of protection beyond the gates of these critical facilities. “This grant program reflects our commitment to continue to protect and defend the security of the United States against the threat posed by terrorism,” said Matt A. Mayer, Acting Executive Director of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness, the office responsible for the Office for Domestic Preparedness. “Through this program, we will continue to work with the nation’s prevention, preparedness, and response community and the private sector in our national effort to combat terrorism and secure our homeland.” Full Story

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