Menendez Announces $176 Million For New Jersey Homeland Security Programs

Menendez Announces $176 Million For New Jersey Homeland Security Programs

State will get $83 million directly; will share in additional $93 million

***FULL BREAKDOWN INCLUDED BELOW***

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez announced today that the Department of Homeland Security will distribute $83 million directly to New Jersey through various Fiscal Year 2010 local homeland security programs. In additional, parts of the state will share in an additional $93 million. These funding levels are similar to the levels from FY09.

"As we tackle various challenges facing our state and nation, we can never let our guard down when it comes to hometown security," said Menendez. "The people of our state understand all too well the continuing need to ensure that our first responders are fully prepared to respond to security threats and emergencies. This funding is a crucial investment in the safety of New Jersey families, neighborhoods and hometowns."

Breakdown of homeland security funding for New Jersey:

• Urban Area Security Initiative (funding for the highest-risk urban areas in the country)
o Newark-Edison region - $37,292,205 (a minimum of $9,933,150 must be used for Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities)
o Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington region - $23,335,845 (a minimum of $6,215,735 must be used for Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities)

• Port Security Grant Program
o Port of New York/New Jersey - $33,774,108
o Delaware Bay Port Area (includes Paulsboro, NJ; Camden, NJ; and Trenton, NJ) - $15,949,462
o Perth Amboy, NJ will also share in an undetermined amount from this program

• State Homeland Security Program (funding for State to distribute to first responders) - $23,804,549 (a minimum of $6,643,786 must be used for Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities)

• Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program - Jersey City/ Newark Area - $3,570,000

• Emergency Management Performance Grant Program - $8,041,432
• Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program - $1,349,000
• Buffer Zone Protection Program (critical infrastructure) - $1,200,000
• Driver's License Security Grant Program - $1,046,400
• Emergency Operations Center Grant Program Noncompetitive Allocations
o City of Brigantine - $300,000
o City of Hackensack - $300,000
o City of Newark - $1,000,000
o County of Union - $500,000
o Morris County, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management - $1,000,000
o North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue - $500,000
o Passaic County Prosecutor's Office - $250,000
o Township of Irvington - $750,000
o Township of Old Bridge - $500,000
o Township of South Orange Village, South Orange - $247,000

• Citizen Corps Program - $304,403
• Metropolitan Medical Response System (awarded to Jersey City and Newark) - $634,838

• Intercity Passenger Rail Security Program (Amtrak) - $20,000,000 for entire Amtrak system


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