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SA receives funds to expand homeland security preparedness

Rep. Henry Cuellar advocated for increased funding for urban areas

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar announced Wednesday that the City of San Antonio has received a federal investment of $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

The funds are specifically geared to high-risk urban areas and San Antonio was one of only three cities in Texas to receive the funds.   

The UASI program provides $587,000,000 to address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. 

Thirty-nine cities across the country received the funds for fiscal year 2014.