LA area gets nearly $55 million Homeland Security grant

Among the projects and programs funded are a Joint Hazard Assessment Team and Joint Terrorism Task Force; satellite radio communications system; and hazardous materials training

Xinhua General News Service

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked nearly 55 million dollars for Los Angeles and Long Beach to help improve security in the two cities, it was announced on Monday.

The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant from the DHS actually totaled nearly 70 million dollars, with 20 percent set aside for the state of California.

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