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Statement from Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on City of Phoenix Funding Through the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant ProgramStatement from Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on City of Phoenix Funding Through the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program<div class="ExternalClass21F7C821F4344355900B3DAC0122C6CF"><p>​The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the City of Phoenix is the recipient of $1,565,000 in funding through the 2016 Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Grant Program.  The program is designed to help jurisdictions prevent, prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks.  <br> <br>The City of Phoenix has strategically prioritized public safety as our most important function, accounting for nearly three quarters of our general fund budget. Our advocacy for federal funding in Washington, D.C. continues to provide a high return on investment; and I will continue to work with federal agencies and our congressional delegation to ensure our police, fire, and emergency management teams are able to leverage every available funding source to complement the investment the city makes each and every year in public safety staffing, training, equipment, and infrastructure.<br> <br>CCTA funding allows the City of Phoenix Fire, Police, and Office of Emergency Management departments to improve response to terrorist threats.  It enables us to establish procedures and provide appropriate training to first responders.  Planning efforts will culminate in a full-scale exercise that implements all project components. The City of Phoenix will partner with Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tempe to standardize a terrorist threat response that can be implemented throughout the region.<br> <br>Our federal advocacy is working, and I pledge to continue efforts in Washington to secure funds to support all of our public safety functions in police, fire, and emergency management. Phoenix has brought home nearly $40 million in federal funds over the past five years to support the Phoenix Fire and Police departments capabilities to prepare for and respond to a host of threats to our community's safety. This is in addition to more than $28 million in regional homeland security funds Phoenix has won for the city and its local partners.</p></div>7/18/2017 9:00:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405