09.30.16

Gardner Announces Grants Totaling $6.4 Million for Two Colorado Emergency Agencies

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded two Colorado agencies federal grants. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will receive $3,783,532.30 for fire suppression efforts taken during the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012. Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will receive $1,107,475.94 for “protective measures” taken during severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in September of 2013.

 

“Colorado’s emergency personnel responded swiftly to both the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012 and severe weather in September of 2013, and it’s important the federal government is reimbursing the state for these efforts,” said Gardner. “This funding provides certainty to two important Colorado agencies and recognizes the necessary actions Colorado’s first responders perform in any emergency situation.”

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

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