Counties all over Oregon have been awarded a total of $1.4 million to prevent terrorism.
The State Homeland Security Program awarded the funding to 21 counties. It will go toward planning, organization, equipment, training and exercise capabilities.
"The grant money will help equip communities throughout Oregon with the equipment and resources needed for terrorism and all hazard emergencies," said Martin Plotner, director of the Oregon Military Department's Office of Emergency Management.
In June, grant application workshops were held throughout the state explaining the program and what projects and programs qualified for these funds.
A peer review group of state, local and county emergency professionals screened and evaluated all grant submissions.
Polk County received the largest amount of money at more than $190,000. The complete conditionally approved list is below.
Benton County, $162,938
Clackamas County, $36,036
Clatsop County, $31,057
Columbia County, $16,000
Coos County, $27,430
Crook County, $12,476
Deschutes County, $30,649
Douglas County, $66,520
Harney County, $10,364
Hood River County, $12,385
Jackson County, $1,225
Jefferson County, $12,128
Lane County, $63,716
Marion County, $56,503
Multnomah County, $98,668
Polk County, $190,650
Sherman County, $9,691
Tillamook County, $12,400
Wasco County, $12,687
Washington County, $142,348
Yamhill County, $21,190.00
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