Las Vegas Terror Defense Fund To Get Boost From Feds

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Southern Nevada's primary terrorism preparedness program is getting a boost in federal funding.

Nevada's Homeland Security Commission on Thursday approved a grant allocation plan that will increase funding for the region's fusion center to nearly $1.1 million, up from $750,000 this year.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Las Vegas was ranked too low on a threat assessment list to receive federal funding in the current federal budget, a move that brought swift criticism from Nevada officials.

For the coming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, Las Vegas will receive $950,000 in the special funding. That's on top of statewide counter terrorism funding totaling $3.5 million.

The money will be used to finance about 20 ongoing programs.

The commission also approved $558,000 for a new program to combat cyber threats.


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