Maryland receives $3 millon terrorism grant

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 23:34:50-04

Maryland received a nearly $3 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help prepare communities for terrorist attacks.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has been awarded $2,098,575 part of the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Program, which will provide $35.94 million to selected recipients to improve their ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks. MEMA is one of only 29 successful applicants nationwide for the grant.

"The safety of Maryland and the protection of our citizens is a top priority," Governor Larry Hogan said. "These funds will enable our state to incorporate a comprehensive approach to preparing for and responding to the threat of terrorism into our emergency management system."