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At NYPD Headquarters in New York City, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced that more than $1.6 billion will be available to help communities and first responders prevent terrorism and secure our transportation systems, ports and borders through the nine FY 2015 DHS preparedness grant programs.At NYPD Headquarters in New York City, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced that more than $1.6 billion will be available to help communities and first responders prevent terrorism and secure our transportation systems, ports and borders through the nine FY 2015 DHS preparedness grant programs.

Assisting Firefighters Through Grants - FEMA's Role During Wildfires

Over the past few weeks firefighters from local, state, and federal agencies have been tirelessly working to battle several large fires across the country. Most importantly, we want to recognize their sacrifice and determination to protect lives and property. Thousands of first responders from all levels of government have come together to bravely fight the blazes on the front lines.

Preparing for this Year’s Hurricane Season

Today marks the start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Under the direction of President Obama, FEMA and DHS stand ready to support our state and local partners as the tropics start to produce their annual cyclones, storms, and hurricanes. On Wednesday, I joined Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano as well as partners from NOAA, DOE, the Army Corps of Engineers, and representatives from states and the private sector to brief the President on steps FEMA and our partners have already taken to meet the challenges of the 2012 hurricanes season.

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