Vermont to receive $200,000 more in homeland security funds

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There are more grants for Vermont’s local fire departments. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that another $200,000 would go to Vermont.

In this round, Ripton Fire and First Response will receive $140,000 for a firefighting vehicle. Newport City will receive about $47,000 for operations and firefighting safety. And Concord’s Fire and Rescue will receive $16,000 for operations and firefighting safety as well.

The money is part of a $24 million package in the seventeenth round of grants for fire departments. Over the next several months an additional $750 million will be distributed across the country.

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