VB gets $102,914 federal grant for emergency responders to prepare against potential terrorism

October 2, 2017



   Virginia Beach will receive a $102,914 Local Emergency Management Performance Grant to help plan for and respond to natural and man-made emergencies in the city, including terrorism. 


     Part of $2.7 million in emergency grants that will be administered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia receives these funds each year from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 


      It's not clear exactly when the city will get the funds.


     “These important grants enable emergency planning and first responder agencies to acquire the necessary tools, equipment and other resources they need to prepare for natural and man-made threats,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “From severe weather to terrorism, responders must be ready for every kind of scenario that could threaten the safety of their fellow Virginians. Grants like the LEMPG allow the Commonwealth to continue to collaborate with local and federal emergency management agencies and organizations providing them with the skills and equipment they need to ensure safety for our communities.” 


     For additional resources and information about available grant funding programs, visit www.vaemergency.gov

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