San Antonio Awarded $1.5 Million in Grant Funding for Terrorism Preparedness Operations
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The City of San Antonio has been awarded $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to address local needs in order to prevent, protect against, mitigate, and respond to acts of terrorism. Thrilled by the news, U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:
“San Antonio is one of the fastest-growing cities in our State and routinely hosts events that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors like Fiesta and the NCAA Final Four. It’s imperative that our local public safety officers have the level of equipment necessary for them to do their jobs and keep folks safe,” said Hurd. “After I invited FEMA leadership to attend Fiesta to see security operations firsthand, the FEMA officials left with a better understanding of the tremendous crowds we draw at home and the urgency for our police and fire departments to have updated resources. I am proud to have worked with FEMA and local officials to secure this increased funding for our Alamo City law enforcement.”
"Congressman Hurd was instrumental in arranging FEMA Deputy Assistant Administrator Bridget Bean's crucial visit to San Antonio, which demonstrated the city's need for the grant,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “We are grateful for the key role he played in the process."