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National Governors Association Sends Letter to Congress Regarding Homeland Security Grant Use

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requesting a change in current policy that allows the use of homeland security grants for sustainment purposes. The letter was signed by NGA Homeland Security Co-Lead Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and NGA Homeland Security Co-Lead Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons.It read, in part:"On behalf of the nation’s governors we request that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revise its policy regarding the use of preparedness grant funding to allow for the sustainment of critical homeland security and emergency management capabilities. The Grant Programs Directorate of the Fe...

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