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 July 24, 2005
State slated to receive $16 million for homeland security
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island is getting more than 16 million dollars from the federal government to prepare for a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

The funds will go to the state Emergency Management Agency, and are earmarked for specific programs, including a homeland security program.

That program is getting more than ten million dollars.

There's also three-point-seven million dollars for a law enforcement terrorism prevention program, and one-point-seven million dollars in an emergency management performance grant.

Congressman Patrick Kennedy announced the funding. He says it's essential funding that will help the state prepare to protect its residents.
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