ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced more than $24 million in federal funding to combat terrorism in the state.
The governor’s office says the funding, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, strengthens critical efforts already underway between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to protect transportation infrastructure and borders from terrorism.
“The safety and security of all New Yorkers is priority number one,” said Governor Cuomo. “This funding will ensure that those on the front lines have access to the equipment, resources and training they need to protect our communities from those who wish us harm. It is essential that we continue to remain vigilant and invest and support these counterterrorism efforts.”
The grants announced will compliment a total of $54 million included in the FY 2017 State budget.