The award was made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the State of Mississippi.
The city of Meridian will receive $969,000 for four related initiatives,
$48,600 for the city of Meridian Homeland Security Department;
$69,900 for the Meridian Police Department and $500 for a Citizens Corps of volunteers.
$850,000 for the Regional Response Team
The nine-county Regional Response Team includes Lauderdale, Neshoba, Leake, Kemper, Newton, Clarke, Jasper, Scott and Smith.