WASHINGTON, D.C.—The City of Cincinnati will receive new federal resources to combat terrorism, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today. The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program, funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), provides funds to cities address the planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas, and assists them in efforts to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
“UASI funding for Cincinnati is invaluable in fostering collaboration between first-responder agencies through the city, state, and nation. Whether from natural disasters or acts of terrorism, UASI is critical for first responders to respond and recover from catastrophic disasters,” Brown said. “These new federal resources will help keep northeast Ohio safe from the threat of terrorism and ensure that our city is prepared to respond to any emergency.”
At least 25 percent of UASI appropriated funds are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. The FY2011 award to the City of Cincinnati totals $3,491,256.