Las Vegas granted over $2.8 M for anti-terrorism efforts


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A birds-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at sunset, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017|6:30 p.m.

. The federal government has actually granted Southern Nevada more than $2.8 million for anti-terrorism efforts.

Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., on Tuesday announced the grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Effort.

Kihuen states the federal program will give Las Vegas “the tools to prevent, react to, and recuperate from acts of terrorism.”

The Las Vegas location formerly spent the money on training and equipment for bomb and hazardous-material teams.

Grants are awarded to the highest-ranked urban locations on a list determined by danger of terrorist dangers, infrastructure and other elements.

The program might see changes in the approaching months. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget plan would substantially cut loan for the program for the beginning Oct. 1 and need cities to pay 25 percent of the grants.

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