Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for awarding a more than $1.4 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to the Nevada Division of Emergency Management.
“With a name that means ‘snowy’ in Spanish, Nevada is no stranger to winter storms, specifically throughout the Great Basin and at higher altitudes,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Snow storms can be dangerous, even life threatening. DHS’s latest grant to the Nevada Division of Emergency Management ensures that the Silver State has all the necessary resources to manage the impact of winter storms. I thank DHS for its commitment to invest in the safety of our communities. With this security, Nevadans will be able to enjoy the beauty of Nevada’s snowy winters with peace of mind.”
The grant, totaling $1,411,220.16, was awarded to the Nevada Division of Emergency Management for Emergency Protective Measures, which is provided under authority of Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.