Area counties receive Homeland Security dollars

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded more than $9.54 million to North Dakota entitles through competitive preparedness grant programs, Sen. Kevin Cramer announced Tuesday.

North Dakota received nearly $4.3 million through the State Homeland Security Program, which supports the implementation of strategies to prevent and prepare for acts of terrorism.

North Dakota received $1.64 million through the Operation Stonegarden program, which provides funding to enhance cooperation and coordination in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders. The following area counties received funds: Bottineau, $135,518; Burke, $105,000; Divide, $136,459; McHenry, $90,031; McLean, $97,500; Pierce, $80,310; Renville, $110,000; Rolette, $130,000; Ward, $80,000; and Wells, $66,428.

North Dakota received $3.15 million through the Emergency Management Performance Grant program to prepare for hazards.

North Dakota also received a combined $464,369 through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to support security enhancements at nonprofit organizations. At. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey and St. Alexius Medical Center, based in Bismarck, each received $100,000 through this program.


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