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The DUNN POLICE DEPARTMENT is searching for FELICITIA PEREZ
April 13, 2014 9:53 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, FELICITIA PEREZ.

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The Chapel Hill Police Department is searching for Kathryn Loreena Perkins
March 31, 2014 12:21 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Kathryn Loreena Perkins.

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The SUNSET BEACH POLICE DEPARETMENT is searching for ROBERT NEWTON KUBELLE
March 26, 2014 12:03 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, ROBERT NEWTON KUBELLE.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for John Jacob Harris
February 28, 2014 12:11 AM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, John Jacob Harris.

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The Raleigh Police Department is searching for Michelle Marie Scott
February 10, 2014 3:35 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Michelle Marie Scott.

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The Hoke County Sheriffs Office is searching for Jeannie Kellam Landon
February 6, 2014 10:38 PM -- The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man, Jeannie Kellam Landon.

Funding 

ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING DESIGNATED TO NORTH CAROLINA

FY 2007 - Federal Funds
On August 13, 2007, North Carolina was notified by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security that the state would receive a total of $25,255,644 in DHS funds for the FY 2007 HSGP.  The funds are allocated as follows amongst the programs included in the FY 2007 HSGP:

  • $11,170,000 State Homeland Security Grant Program
  • $7,980,000 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
  • $4,970,000 Urban Area Security Initiative (Mecklenburg and surrounding counties)
  • $774,435 Metropolitan Medical Response System Program
  • $361,209 Citizen Corps Program

The State Emergency Response Commission will determine the allocation of the final HSGP award funds based on federal guidelines.

FY 2006 - Federal Funds
On May 31, 2006, North Carolina was notified by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security that the state would receive a total of $30,483,786 in DHS funds for FY 2006.  The funds are allocated to the following programs:

  • $10,780,000 State Homeland Security Grant Program
  • $9,560,000 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
  • $8,950,000 Urban Area Security Initiative (Mecklenburg and surrounding counties)
  • $696,990 Metropolitan Medical Response System Program
  • $476,796 Citizen Corps Program

The State Emergency Response Commission will determine the allocation of the funds based on federal guidelines. 

FY 2005 - Federal Funds
North Carolina was allocated $46,608,831 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for FY 2005. DHS has consolidated several funding streams under the Homeland Security State Grant Program. These funds for North Carolina include:

  • $26,126,856 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP = equipment, training and exercises)
  • $9,500,675 Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP)
  • $5,479,243 Urban Area Security Initiative (Mecklenburg and surrounding counties)
  • $4,260,009 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program
  • $910,368 Metropolitan Medical Response System Program (Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro)
  • $331,680 Citizen Corps Program

One-half of North Carolina's 2005 DHS funds in the SHSP and LETPP will be allocated to regional partnerships in interoperable communications. The other half will be used to enhance community-based regional capabilities in terrorism preparedness and prevention. The remaining DHS funds are designated for specific areas or programs.

FY 2004 - Federal Funds
North Carolina was allocated $54.5 million in FY 2004 from the Department of Homeland Security Office for Domestic Preparedness. The funding was approved on March 29th and counties are being advised of the application process. The State Emergency Response Commission has determined that interoperable communications among emergency responders will be the priority for use of this year's DHS funds.

  • The breakdown of the 2004 funds is as follows:
    $41.4 million State Grant Allocation (80% for local emergency responders)
  • $12.3 million Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (80% for local police/sheriffs)
  • $860,000 Citizen Corps

UASI Grant to Charlotte
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded $7,404,955 to Charlotte in 2004 under the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. The UASI grants are awarded to urban areas within the United States to help enhance their overall security and preparedness level to prevent, respond and recover from acts of terrorism. Contiguous counties and mutual aid partners are also included in the program. The urban areas were chosen based on a formula that takes into account factors including critical infrastructure, population density and credible threat information.

FY 2003 - Federal Funds
Department of Homeland Security:
80% of the funds are designated for local emergency responders; funds are limited to purchases of equipment from the following categories and the training and exercises to put that equipment into use.

1. Personal protective equipment
2. Explosive device mitigation and remediation equipment
3. CBRNE* search and rescue equipment
4. Interoperable communications equipment
5. Detection equipment
6. Decontamination equipment
7. Physical security enhancement equipment
8. Terrorism incident prevention equipment
9. CBRNE logistical support equipment
10. CBRNE incident response vehicles
11. Medical supplies and limited types of pharmaceuticals
12. CBRNE reference materials
* CBRNE = chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive weapons

$13.9 million from the 2003 Budget - improve local and state response agencies' capabilities in equipment, planning, training, and exercises

$36.84 million from the 2003 Supplemental Budget passed by Congress to pay for the war in Iraq and additional Homeland Security funding for the states. This will also be used to improve local and state response agencies' capabilities in equipment, planning, training, and exercises.

Transportation Security Administration: $5 million from the Transportation Security Administration, the Office for Domestic Preparedness and the Department of Transportation to improve security at the state ports

Department of Health and Human Services: $35 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Health Resources and Services Administration, to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Hospital Preparedness money will help strengthen the capacity to respond to terrorism and other public health emergencies, and will allow states to continue planning and upgrading the public health system and hospitals/health care entities that will be called upon to respond. $21,630,396 (CDC) and $13,417,400 (HRSA) = $35,047,796 (total)

FY 2002 - Federal Funds
$7.7 million from DOJ equipment, training and exercise funds for local and state responders; 80% of equipment funds to local governments; rest will finish the SMAT 2 and 3 teams.

$3.4 million from FEMA

  • $2.8 million - to assist local governments with updating multi-hazard plans with an emphasis on weapons of mass destruction
  • $514,000 - to expand training for Community Emergency Response Teams and fund Citizen Corps education and preparedness activities
  • $50,000 - to assess the State Emergency Operation Center in accordance with FEMA standards

FY 2001-2002 - State Funds
$1.9 million - appropriated by General Assembly to CCPS to begin creating medical assistance teams at the state and local levels; establish 11 urban search and rescue teams; and expand the state's already successful regional hazardous materials response teams from 6 to 7

$15.9 million - Gov. Easley requested money from the Savings Reserve Account to meet immediate critical shortfalls in the state's terrorism response capabilities. Approved projects include:

  • development of a radiological, chemical and bio-terrorism attack information system;
  • establishment of seven bio-terrorism teams;
  • enhancement of state lab capabilities for both public health and veterinary medicine;
  • increased dairy and food supply protection;
  • tracking of pesticide and bulk fertilizer sales;
  • establishment of a rapid response mobile laboratory for chemical incidents;
  • basic chemical protective equipment and training for state law enforcement officers;
  • and hardware, software and training for state government security professionals to prevent and respond to cyber terrorism incidents on the state's computer network

FY 2001 - Federal Funds
$23.7 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for public health preparedness and response for bio-terrorism

FY 2000 and FY 2001 - Federal Funds
$3.8 million from DOJ more than 2/3s is for the State Medical Assistance Teams (SMAT 1, 2 & 3) to improve the ability to respond to mass casualty events; remainder is for protective equipment for state and local emergency responders

In addition, the cities of Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro received federal grants of $300,000 each from the Nunn/Luger/Domenici legislation targeting terrorism equipment, planning and training funds to the nation's 120 largest cities.

FY 1999 - Federal Funds
$1.3 million from DOJ - conduct statewide risk assessment, buy protective equipment for state response agencies (SHP, SORT & RRTs)

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