Braley Announces $425,000 for Port Security in the Quad Cities Print
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:03

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced $425,000 in grant money for port security efforts in Bettendorf and Le Claire.

The Bettendorf Fire Department has been awarded $250,000 and Scott County has been awarded $175,000 to improve security and risk management at ports in Bettendorf and Le Claire.

“This grant money will help ensure the safety of the Quad Cities and other communities along the Mississippi,” Braley said. “The river is vital to Iowa’s economy and Iowa agriculture.  I’m committed to making sure our ports are secure, and today’s funding will help keep Iowa families and businesses safe.”

These federal grants are awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and distributed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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