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76 Cities to Receive DHS Funding for Equipment and Training
Houston County Courier - December/January 2007

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison announced on Thursday, Dec. 20 that $1,545,083 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) grants will provide equipment and related training to enhance overall preparedness and first response capabilities for Texas law enforcement and emergency responders. 
The Houston County Office of Emergency Management/Fire Marshal's Office is slated to receive $11,794.
According to DHS, these grants will be used to equip and train smaller jurisdictions and eligible metropolitan areas to improve their capability and capacity to respond to urgent situations. 
Funding will be used to provide CEDAP personal protective equipment, thermal imaging, night vision and video surveillance equipment, chemical and biological detection equipment, information technology and risk management equipment and interoperable communications equipment.
“These grants will provide our law enforcement officers and first responders with the resources they need to protect our communities and save lives,” Sen. Hutchison said.  
“This equipment will help these brave men and women better prepare for and respond to emergency situations.”















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