FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOSLDPS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1998202/307-0703

41 JURISDICTIONS RECEIVE NEARLY

$12 MILLION TO COMBAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Justice Department today awarded 41 localities approximately $12 million to help them acquire personal protective, chemical/biological detection, decontamination and communications equipment for response to terrorist incidents. The State and Local Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program is administered by the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP).

"The first hours of a terrorist attack are critical," said Attorney General Janet Reno. "This equipment will help local emergency personnel save lives, right there on the front line."

Localities may use funding to purchase emergency response equipment required by fire, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response units and law enforcement agencies. Due to the limited funding available for Fiscal Year 1998, eligibility was restricted to the nation's 120 largest counties and cities.

"We recognize that the threat of a terrorist attack on America's communities is not only frightening, but very real," said Laurie Robinson, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). "Providing the necessary funding to localities to better protect themselves from such attacks is a top priority of the Justice Department, the Attorney General and the entire Administration."

Grant applications submitted needed to reflect the jurisdiction's prioritized equipment needs for first-responder agencies. In keeping with the comprehensive approach of OJP's and the Department's domestic preparedness initiative, first responders receiving equipment under this program will also receive training on the use of that equipment.

The State and Local Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program was developed in coordination and cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) Weapons of Mass Destruction Counter-Terrorism Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This program is just one part of an overall government-wide effort to enhance the capabilities of state and local jurisdictions to plan for and respond to acts of terrorism.

To obtain additional information about the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) or its other bureaus and programs, visit the OJP website at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov.

Attached is a list of the 1998 State and Local Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program grant recipients.

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OSLDPS 98-205

After hours contact: James Phillips at 1-888/582-6753 (pager)
STATE

GRANT RECIPIENT

LOCAL CONTACT
FY 98 AWARD
Arizona City of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ David Smithwick 602/261-8502
$440,915
California City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA C.G. Roper 213/485-4011

497,255

California City of San Diego, San Diego, CA Michael T. Uberuaga 619/236-5941

500,000

California City of San Jose, San Jose, CA Frances E. Winslow 408/277-4595

250,000

California County of San Joaquin, Stockton, CA Ronald E. Baldwin 209/468-3962

133,750

California Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Monterey Park, CA Margie V. Gomez 213/526-5408

498,984

California San Francisco City and County Office of the Mayor,
San Francisco, CA
John F. Brown 415/554-9966

135,970

California San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Redwood City, CA William Lent 650/363-4366

249,947

Colorado City and County of Denver, Denver, CO Garry Graham 303/640-2616
144,501
Florida City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL Robert M. Patterson 904/630-2472

246,529

Florida County of Broward, Fort Lauderdale, FL Glenn Margoles 954/831-3933

494,110

Florida County of Metro-Dade, Miami, FL Chuck Lanza 305/273-6707

500,000

Florida Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners,
Tampa, FL
Wade DeHate 813/272-6600
250,000
Florida Orange County Board of Commissioners, Orlando, FL William Sturgeon 407/317-7506

250,000

Florida Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL Randy Sheppard 561/233-0010

249,485

Georgia County of Cobb, Marietta, GA Ted McClung 770/528-8000

117,686

Illinois Lake County, Waukegan, IL Terry Mastandrea 847/540-5070

149,300

Indiana City of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Stephen Robertson 317/327-3900

250,000

Maryland City of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Gary E. Frederick 410/396-7544

214,050

Maryland Montgomery County, Rockville, MD Theodore L. Jarboe 301/217-2560

249,915

Maryland Prince George's County, Upper Marlboro, MD Ronald J. Siarnicki 301/883-5200

250,000

Michigan City of Detroit, Detroit, MI Ronald, Naumann 313/596-2921

500,000

Missouri County of St. Louis, Clayton, MO Robert C. Young 314/469-3141

494,552

Missouri Jackson County, Kansas City, MO Marlene Nagel 816/474-4240

250,000

New Jersey County of Middlesex, New Brunswick, NJ Richard F. Kozub 732-727-6626

249,290

New Jersey Union County, Elizabeth, NJ Ben Laganga 908/654-9881

147, 530

New York New York City Office of the Mayor, New York, NY Steven Kuhr 212/442-9260

499,799

New York Suffolk County, Hauppauge, NY Joseph C. Michaels 516/853-4027

499,904

New York Westchester County, White Plains, NY Louis J. Liberatore 914/741-4235

250,000

Ohio Board of Lucas County Commissioners, Toledo, OH William S. Halsey 419/245-0662

147,501

Ohio City of Cleveland Office of the Mayor, Cleveland, OH William M. Denihan 216/664-2200

149,895

Ohio City of Columbus Office of the Mayor, Columbus, OH Mike Fultz 614/645-7391

250,000

Ohio Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, Cincinnati, OH Don Maccarone 513/851-7080

250,000

Oklahoma County of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK David Tillotson 918/596-5631
149,997
Tennessee County of Shelby, Memphis, TN Mike Molder 901/385-5127

250,000

Texas City of Austin, Austin, TX Steve Collier 512/370-8800

150,000

Texas County of Tarrant, Fort Worth, TX Lisa McMillan 817/884-2643

500,000

Virginia Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA Larry Johnson 703/246-2549

249,759

Washington City of Seattle, Seattle, WA A. Dennis Vickery 206/386-1400

150,000

Washington King County, Seattle, WA Shad Burcham 206/205-8106

499,650

Wisconsin City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI Gloria Murawsky 414/286-8982

147,446

TOTAL
$11,857,720