In the face of steep cuts, the city will receive millions in anti-terror funding, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this morning.
|Sen. Chuck Schumer|
New York City has secured a total of $151,579,096 in Urban Areas Security Initiative Funding, which comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
In a release sent out this morning, the senators said that the UASI program is the lifeblood of New York's anti-terror programs and funds a massive surveillance program for downtown Manhattan -- which is also being expanded into Times Square and midtown.
They also announced that New York is set to receive the entire funding pot of $22 million for a program called Securing the Cities. It funds a New York Police Department program used to detect potential radiological devices that are brought over bridges and tunnels into Manhattan.More »