Earlier this week, the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security announced a grant program that will be accepting applications from June 2 through July 16. The applications will be provided exclusively in digital format this year and can be found here.
According to Todd Frier, Public Information Officer for the agency, these grant funds are available to public jurisdictions for equipment and training purposes. These are grant funds and there is no match requirement.
Frier did say that their are numerous opportunities for the public to receive information and training on topics such as neighborhood watch programs, civilian active shooter education classes and community disaster response.
The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security is a division of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. It’s mission is coordinating resources used for response for man made and natural disasters in conjunction with the other local, state and federal agencies with jurisdiction in various areas.
The agency was created following 9/11 and has grown into its current mission. To learn more about the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security and the various resources available visit: www.HomelandSecurity.ms.gov