State to receive grant for anti-terrorism efforts

November 14, 2003|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Maryland is to receive almost $16 million from the Department of Homeland Security to help protect the state's urban areas from terrorism, the department announced yesterday.

The $15,918,745 grant is to be spent largely in Baltimore to help the city and surrounding areas prevent or recover from a terrorist attack, officials said. It is part of a $725 million nationwide program, the Urban Area Security Initiative, which gives money to cities and counties based on population and possible terrorist targets.

In a separate grant yesterday, the department allocated $1,837,752 to the state to shore up its mass transportation systems.

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