Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson Announces $26.2 Million Grant for SLED

Mar 1, 2005
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HSGP) has awarded a $26.2 million grant to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) of Columbia, South Carolina. SLED will use the funding for preparedness activities associated with implementing the State Homeland Security Strategy. “The threat of terrorism against our country remains real, and protecting the American people should be our first priority,” said Wilson. “I’m pleased that SLED has received this funding. As long as terrorists are committed to attacking our country, our law enforcement agencies need to be able to prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks.” The HSGP was divided for the following programs: • State Homeland Security Program - $16,925,018 • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program - $6,154,522 • Citizen Corps Program - $214, 863 • Emergency Management Performance Grant - $2,761, 710 • Metropolitan Medical Response System Program - $277,592 ####