This year’s award will total $3.8 million. Orlando’s inclusion in the program was restored in 2018 after a multi-year drought, following advocacy by the three representatives.
Orlando is getting funds from Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) which will be between $2.8 million through $3.5 million. In 2018, UASI sent $1.5 million to Orlando. Last year, Orlando received $3.25 million from UASI. The funds can be used to plan and respond to terrorism in urban areas including dealing with cybersecurity, emerging threats and crowded areas.
In bringing out the bill, Demings, who served as Orlando’s police chief and sits on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, touted her experience in law enforcement as a reason why the bill should pass.
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