BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore will get nearly $1 million in federal funding to help the city prepare for potential catastrophes.
The city will receive $937,700 in funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, a group of Democratic lawmakers, including Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Reps. Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, said Monday.READ MORE: Two Teenagers Shot, One Killed, At Inner Harbor During Memorial Day Weekend, Police Say
The grants will focus on regional planning, organization, training and exercises.READ MORE: Jarrettsville Young Marines Honor Fallen Heroes, Prepare For Memorial Day
Baltimore is one of eight local governments to get a share of the $10 million available in fiscal year 2019.MORE NEWS: Baltimore City And Surrounding Communities Experiencing High Community Transmission Of COVID-19
Washington, D.C. also got more than $1.1 million in grants.