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Michigan Gets Boost in Homeland Security Funds
(2008-07-25)
(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is giving Michigan a
large increase in homeland security funding this year to help
defend against potential terrorist threats.
Michigan is expected to receive $21.4 million in homeland
security grant money, compared with $13.6 million last year.
Under a separate grant program for security in urban areas,
Detroit is expected to get about $14.2 million, a 4 percent cut
from last year.
But Wayne County will receive $2.3 million in new funding to
help protect the United States' northern border. St. Clair County
also is expected to receive $2.3 million and Chippewa County is
supposed to get $1.6 million under the program.
Michigan Senator Carl Levin helped make changes to the homeland
security funding formula last year to help distribute it more
equitably.
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