WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will provide $3,734,500 to the state of Maine as part of the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). This program supports Maine’s implementation of homeland security strategies to protect the people of Maine in the face of catastrophic events or acts of terrorism.
“This investment will help our state prepare for, protect against, and respond to terrorism or catastrophic disaster,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This program is crucially important to building and delivering the capabilities that help to keep our families and communities safe. This announcement will help the brave men and women who serve as law enforcement and first responders to access the resources needed to protect our great State.”
The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) provides support for the implementation of state homeland security strategies to plan and train to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.