More homeland security money directed to Miami, Orlando, Tampa

More homeland security money directed to Miami, Orlando, Tampa

Orlando, Tampa and South Florida will get another round of federal money to pay for anti-terrorism training and programs through the ​​Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative.

Orlando Democratic Rep. Val Demings, who helped push through reforms five years ago to allow cities like Orlando to qualify, announced this year’s allocations. Law enforcement departments in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach market will get $14.75 million; the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater market will receive $3.8 million; and the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area will get $3.8 million.

The amounts are the same as last year’s grants, but up from what the cities received the previous three...

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