Indiana getting $5 million in US security grants

Dan Coats
One of the things that Coats is doing to be noticed these days is something he calls "Waste of the Week." (WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Coats says $5 million in federal homeland security grants will be used well in Indiana.

Coats announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was releasing the money to Indiana to be used for disaster preparation.

The state will receive two grants to help it prepare for any potential terrorist attacks, major disasters or other emergencies. The state will receive a $1 million Urban Area Securities Grant and $4 million from the State Homeland Security Grant Program.

Coats is the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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