The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has awarded the Wayne
County Fiscal Court a $62,400 competitive grant to make necessary
upgrades to the areas of communications and infrastructure systems.
Wayne County was one of only 31 counties awarded funds through the
State Homeland Security Grant Program.
"I am thrilled to know that our areas communications technology will
be upgraded to meet the needs of our brave first responders," State
Representative Ken Upchurch said. "Our first responders deserve to
have the best possible technology at their disposal when responding
to emergency situations, and selflessly serving the public. With this
grant, this is now possible."
This grant was made possible by the State Homeland Security Grant
Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the State
Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) provides resources to city
and county governments, special taxing districts, and public school
districts to purchase first responder equipment, communications
equipment, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity protection.