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Nevada receives $3.4M in Homeland Security funding

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The state of Nevada has received a $3.4 million Homeland Security grant, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety. It's an approximately $700,000 increase over last year's grant.

The funding is earmarked for keeping the Metropolitan Medical Response System and Citizen Corps programs running. Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security will meet this week to determine exactly how the funds will be allocated.

"I am pleased Nevada has been awarded this grant, with an increase," Sandoval said. "I thank Secretary Napolitano for her work and I thank NDEM (Nevada Division of Emergency Management) for facilitating work around the state to ensure that these funds are applied to areas of importance that Nevada public safety officials deem critical."

In April, the city of Las Vegas learned its position in the Relative Risk Profile had dropped from 30 to 33, prompting Homeland Security to pull funding from the city.

It was a move that local leaders fought, as the federal funds had been used to enhance communications between first responders in the Valley.

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