NM Emergency Management Grants

New Mexico – Cities and counties around New Mexico will share more than $9 million in grants to aid law enforcement, fire and emergency management agencies.

The state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced the grants earlier this month.

The money will go to help local governments plan, train and conduct disaster exercises for natural disasters or acts of terrorism.

Funds will go to 26 of New Mexico's 33 counties as well as to Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Nambe Pueblo.

The state emergency management agency acts as a conduit for the grant program, with the money coming from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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