Howard due $1.1 million in security funds

May 11, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County is to receive $1.1 million in federal Homeland Security funding - a 4.5 percent share of $25 million being distributed across Maryland.

The money will go to the county Department of Fire and Rescue Services' emergency management office, according to Victoria Goodman, a county spokeswoman.

"It was anticipated," she said of the funding, but is important because it will pay for training on new equipment and for simulated cyber, biological and explosive attacks on the county.

Baltimore received the largest amount of federal funding, $5.2 million, followed by $1.8 million for Baltimore County, $1.6 million for Anne Arundel County, $1 million for Harford County and $672,000 for Carroll County.

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