Hoeven: ND to Receive $6.85 Million to Implement State Security Strategy, Help Prevent Terrorism, Prepare for Emergencies

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today announced that North Dakota will receive $6.85 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to help prevent terrorism, protect communities from catastrophic events and prepare for emergencies. As chairman, Hoeven oversees funding for FEMA and the other agencies at DHS.

Specifically, North Dakota will receive $3.74 million from FEMA’s State Homeland Security Program to implement a state security strategy to prevent, protect against and respond to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.  The state will receive an additional $3.11 million from in Emergency Management Performance Grants to help local and state emergency management agencies prepare for hazards and protect life and property.

“We need to be vigilant in keeping North Dakotans safe and ensuring our communities are ready for potential emergencies,” said Hoeven. “These resources will help our state put in place the tools we need to prevent terrorist and other catastrophic events, and to respond to future emergencies.”