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|Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:45 pm Post subject: DHS Announces $30 Million in Competitive Grants
|DHS Announces $30 Million in Competitive Grants to Strengthen Preparedness Training
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 30, 2005
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today $30 million in Competitive Training Grants. DHS awarded funding to fifteen organizations for training initiatives that further the Department's all hazards mission of preparing the nation to prevent, deter, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism and natural disasters.
The training programs developed from the grants will strengthen preparedness training for first responders, public officials and citizens. The new training programs will enhance preparedness in a variety of areas, including intelligence assessments, citizen readiness, transit and port security and mass casualty care.
The recipients completed a rigorous application process for this grant - competing with 267 applicants from a broad spectrum of entities including: national associations, institutions of higher education, private corporations working in conjunction with the nonprofit sector, and nonprofit organizations. The fifteen recipients of these highly competitive grants represent a prestigious group of subject matter experts from across the United States.
“These training programs will raise substantially the ability of our first responders, public officials and citizens to meet the challenges we face as a Nation to prevent, respond and recover from terrorist events and natural disasters,” said Matt A. Mayer, Acting Executive Director of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness.
Attachment A: FY2005 CTGP Recipient List (below)
FY2005 Competitive Training Grant Program Recipient List
Recipient/ Award Amount
University of Maryland, Baltimore, $1,484,573
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, $2,022,287
IAAM Foundation, $ 750,000
American Prosecutors Research Institute, $1,500,000
State of West Virginia, $1,103,702
Inclusino Research Institute, $1,000,000
Eastern Michigan University, $ 968,632
Michigan State University, $1,539,461
University of Tennessee, Law Enforcement Innovation Center, $3,000,000
Homeland Security Institute, $1,000,000
Florida State Univeristy, $6,187,028
Waukesha County Technical College (General Aviation), $ 750,000
The George Washington University, $4,670,446
American College of Emergency Physicians, $ 966,075
Trustees of Dartmouth College, $3,057,796
Total Funding $30,000,000