[MR1] I would discuss here that this program is funded through an UASI
grant to provide this system to all PSAPs in the ten county region.
Mayor Nirenberg and City Manager Erik Walsh visited DHS in February as part of the annual SA to DC trip to advocate in support of the Citys UASI
There are 28 eligible urban areas under the FY 2016 UASI
According to Vargas, criteria for determining eligibility include: Substantiation that prior threats or attacks have been made against the organization or a closely related organization; the site holds a symbolic, nationally or historically recognized significance that could make it a target; previous findings based on threat or vulnerability assessments; and, that the applicant is located in a UASI
awards recognize outstanding performance in homeland security program management and practice.
and SHSP, which have formed the backbone of support for first responder preparedness and response, are currently distributed in a manner that was authorized by Congress with the support of state and local governments.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would alter its method of allocating grants for the UASI
. Funds would no longer be available to a list of the largest American cities nor would they be distributed on a per capita basis.
Two regions in the state received UASI
funding this year, Bridgeport and Hartford.
For those jurisdictions that receive DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI
) funding, determine if the costs can be assigned to the grant.
The program has cost nearly $14 million to date, much of that from UASI
grants' and it is expected to require another $60 million, $50 million of that for the public-safety broadband project, slated for development in San Diego and the National Capital Region, Contois says.
The HSGP represents the consolidation of several separate grant programs including: the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP), the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP), and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI
), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG), and two targeted grant programs that provide assistance to local Citizen Corps programs, and for health care response systems in metropolitan areas.
The FY 2005 budget also allocates $4 billion to state and local governments, of which $1.66 billion goes to state-based formula grants, $885 million to the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI
) grants, and $715 million for firefighter assistance.