Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that Orange County will receive $8,941,135 in funding for FY 2011 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. UASI grants are provided to help local law enforcement in communities at risk of a terrorist attack.
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â€œAt a time when budget shortfalls and staff cuts have stretched resources for local law enforcement, UASI grants have been a real lifeline for our county,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œNothing could be more important than protecting Orange County families against potential terrorist threats. Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m thrilled to announce that our county will be receiving over $12.7 million to help secure our community.â€