Nevada receives $11.2 million Homeland Security grant |

Nevada receives $11.2 million Homeland Security grant

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The state of Nevada has been awarded $11.2 million from the federal Department of Homeland Security, it’s annual fiscal year funding for emergency management and homeland security projects.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said the money provides the resources to protect Nevada communities — especially urban areas that are considered high-threat areas. The Las Vegas Strip is one of the 26 such areas nationwide.

The portion of the funding dedicated to the Las Vegas area this year is some $3 million, a 200 percent increase over 2014.

About $3.7 million of the money is dedicated to supporting the National Preparedness System to help pay for training, equipment and other matters to prevent, respond to and recover from any acts of terrorism or other catastrophic events.

The grant also includes funds dedicated to cyber security, intelligence and information sharing, public information and warnings, operational coordination and mass care services in the event of a major incident.