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April 28, 2021

TODAY @ 12PM: Congressional Hearing on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

(WASHINGTON) – Today at 12pm, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing with state and local homeland security stakeholders regarding Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparedness grant programs. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony about the critical role DHS preparedness grant programs play in helping to keep citizens and communities secure.  Members are expected to receive testimony on the importance of these grant programs, as well as views on their future.

This virtual hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website.

Event details:

WHAT: Subcommittee Hearing: State and Local Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

WHEN: Tuesday, April 28 @ 12:00 pm EDT


  • Hon. David Ige, Governor of Hawaii (testifying on behalf of the National Governors Association)
  • Mr. Jared Maples, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
  • Mr. Orlando Rolón, Chief of Police, City of Orlando, Florida (testifying on behalf of the Major Cities Chiefs Association)
  • Mr. Robert Altman, Battalion Chief, Ocala Fire Rescue 

Updated info and livestream available here.

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