DHS Announces $475 Million in Preparedness Grants

Secretary Mayorkas specifies funding for natural disasters and other threats.

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security released the preparedness funding allocation of $475 million for fiscal year 2021. Congress set the amount for each of seven grant programs meant to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from disasters and threats of terrorism. The funding supports state, local, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector.

“Through these grant programs, we demonstrate our steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threats to the homeland today,” said Secretary Mayorkas. “Many of the communities and nonprofit organizations receiving these grants have been historically underserved. The funding allocated for each of the grant programs will allow these communities and organizations to build, sustain, and improve their preparedness and response capabilities. I look forward to working with our state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to achieve these shared goals.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the DHS secretary as he allocates the preparedness funding.
  • For the state, local, and tribal governments as they utilize the grants.
  • For the president and his administration as policies surrounding disasters are implemented.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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