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Marijuana, Homeland Security, Employment and Healthcare-Part 4

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Close to $2 million dollars are being offered for homeland security solutions to enhance safety in national preparedness efforts. Previous episodes focused upon solutions for youth who need treatment for complications resulting from their marijuana usage. This episode will touch on issues of health care while transitioing into homeland security and homegrown terrorism. This series of programs are designed to offer tangible solutions to the critical issues that are challenging the quality of life in various populations. GRANT IFO: Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,786,360,000 AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security - FEMA The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of five interconnected grant programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), and Citizen Corps Program (CCP). Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration. Per the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-53) and the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-83), States are also required to ensure that at least 25 percent of their SHSP award funds and 25 percent of their UASI award funds are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. WEBSITE:http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1260283102665.shtm Each segment will begin with a clearly stated problem, along statistics about the problem before inviting participants to help develop workable solutions. We invite forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and solutions oriented talkers to engage in meaningful problem solving.

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