House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, announced Tuesday the awarding of more than $39 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency preparedness grants to Southern California and other parts of the state.
“From protecting our schools and houses of worship, to securing our transit systems and our ports, these FEMA grants will be crucial to keeping our communities safe,” Roybal-Allard said.
“I thank FEMA for working with our communities and our state to address critical security needs,” she said. ” I will keep fighting to make certain FEMA has the funding it needs to keep providing essential security grants and other support to our communities.”
As chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding.
Among the grants:
— The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received about $12.1 million from the Transit Security Grant Program.
— The Los Angeles/Long Beach Area received 18 grants totaling more than $10.1 million from the Port Security Grant Program.
— The Los Angeles/Long Beach Area received 22 grants totaling more than $2.1 million from the Non-Profit Security Grant Program .
— California received $12 million from Operation Stonegarden, which supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.
— And California also received 16 additional grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the Non-Profit Security Grant Program.
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