WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), released the following statement announcing that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is awarding $5,250,000 in grant funding to Las Vegas as part of DHS’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) allocation.
“I am glad to see that the Department of Homeland Security is allocating these funds to protect Las Vegas from the threat of terrorism or mass violence,” said Senator Rosen. “UASI grants help high-density, high-threat urban areas address unique logistical and security challenges. Continuing this funding will ensure that Las Vegas reopens and recovers stronger and better than ever when travel and tourism are safe again.”
BACKGROUND: DHS’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) provides grants to Las Vegas and other high-threat, high-density urban areas to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.