The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded more than $113 million in grant money under two programs to strengthen the coordinated training efforts of homeland security preparedness.

Under the fiscal year (FY) 2007 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP), $84 million in cooperative and inter-agency agreements are being awarded to applicants to design, develop and deliver training content and support for federal, state, local and tribal jurisdictions in accordance with DHS doctrine guidance and approved homeland security strategies.

Training will be delivered to appropriate state and local personnel in emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, public safety, as well as the private sector and nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations.

As part of the FY 2007 Competitive Training Grant Program (CTGP), $29.1 million is being awarded to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, national associations, higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. This program awards funds to competitively selected applicants to develop and deliver innovative training programs addressing high-priority national homeland security training needs.