Homeland Security Grant Announced for Butler County
Frankfort, KY (October 17, 2019) – The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has awarded the Butler County Fiscal Court a $176,000 competitive grant to make necessary upgrades to the areas communications and infrastructure systems. Butler County was one of only 31 counties awarded funds through the State Homeland Security Grant Program.
The communications and infrastructure system is a vital component of the community’s response to emergency situations. First responders regularly utilize radio communications, and other devices, when coordinating responses to emergency situations.
“Our first responders deserve to have the best possible technology at their disposal when responding to emergency situations,” State Representative Steve Sheldon said. “This investment in public safety will assist our brave first responders as they selflessly fulfill their duties, and ensure public safety for years to come.”
This grant was made possible by the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) provides resources to city and county governments, special taxing districts, and public school districts to purchase first responder equipment, communications equipment, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity protection.