Houston to get $37M homeland security funds

July 25, 2008 3:55:57 AM PDT
The Houston region will receive over $37 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Mayor Bill White says he is very pleased with the news because Houston is among the highest threat cities in the nation. The money will go to equipment, training and exercise needs of high-risk urban areas and towards preventing and responding to acts of terrorism.

An official announcement is expected to come today. The Urban Areas Security Initiative is designed to help high-risk urban areas handle threats or acts of terrorism.

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