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Kentucky Awards $3M In Homeland Security Grants

Posted at 12:17 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 12:17:18-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — State authorities said Tuesday that nearly $3 million will be sent to various law enforcement, fire, emergency response and court systems across the commonwealth as part of Kentucky’s 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program.

The grants are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to boost infrastructure and communications systems for first responders.

“Ensuring the safety and protection of Kentucky’s citizens, property and resources is of paramount importance,” Gov. Matt Bevin said in a statement.

Among the larger awards granted were:

  • $400,000 – Louisville/Jefferson Metro Government – First Responder – SWAT
  • $300,000 – Lexington Fayette Urban County Government – First Responder – SWAT
  • $280,000 – Benton, City of Marshall – First Responder – SWAT
  • $271,100 – Magoffin County Fiscal Court – Communications – 911

The full list of grants can be found here.