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Crittenden County Could Benefit with Memphis Back on List for Federal Security Funds

JANUARY 4, 2006 - Posted at 8:07 a.m. CST

 

MEMPHIS, TN - After a year left off from a list of urban areas eligible for federal homeland security funding, the Memphis region, which includes part of Crittenden County, Arkansas, is back in the running for a share of $765 million.

The program, called the Urban Area Security Initiative, is administered by the Department of Homeland Security and provides cities with funding for protecting reports, rail hubs, trucking routes and other infrastructure that may be vulnerable to terrorist attack.

The city and surrounding counties received more than $8 million two years ago, but the region, including Crittenden County and DeSoto County, Mississippi, was left off the list of eligible urban areas last year.

Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. of Memphis called for an explanation from then-Secretary Tom Ridge, a move that local officials say was critical to restoring the funding.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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