Office of Homeland Security
Federal Homeland Security Grants Awarded to Local Response Agencies

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 04, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jason Keller

Frankfort, KY: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the Kentucky recipients of the most recent round of Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) grants. 59 departments across the state were provided grants to ensure that law enforcement and emergency responders receive specialized equipment and training to meet their homeland security mission. 

“It is essential that we provide our first responders with the equipment and resources they need to do their jobs effectively,” said Gov. Ernie Fletcher. “This funding will support Kentucky’s local homeland security partners and help strengthen the Commonwealth’s ability to prevent, protect, respond and recover from disasters.” 

CEDAP offers equipment in the following categories:

  • personal protective equipment;
  • thermal imaging, night vision, and video surveillance tools;
  • chemical and biological detection tools; information technology and risk management tools; and
  • interoperable communications equipment.

This program also focuses on smaller communities and metropolitan areas not eligible for the Urban Areas Security Initiative grant program. Awardees are required to receive training on their awarded equipment either on-site or at a CEDAP training conference.

The CEDAP program grants are a funding stream outside of the state’s discretionary funding.

A listing of the successful applicants is below.

Anderson County Emergency Medical Services
Area 9 WMD / Hazardous Materials Volunteer Response Team
Audubon Police Department
Bell County Forestry Camp
Blackburn Correctional Complex
Boone County Sheriff's Department
Bowling Green Police Department
Bracken County Sheriff's Department
Brooksville Police Department
Brownsville Police Department
Burnside Police Department
Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue Department
Cave City Police Department
Danville Police Department
Eddyville Police Department
Elizabethtown Fire Department
Elizabethtown Police Department
Flemingsburg Police Department
Frankfort Career Development Center
Gateway District Health Department
Glasgow Fire Department
Green River Correctional Complex
Greensburg Emergency Management
Harrodsburg Fire Department
Harrodsburg Police Department
Hazard Police Department
Jackson County Sheriff's Office
Jamestown Police Department
Johnson County Sheriff's Department
Kenton County Emergency Management
Kentucky Bureau of Investigation
Kentucky Correctional Institution For Women
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Kentucky State Penitentiary
Kentucky State Reformatory
Knott County Sheriff's Department
Leitchfield Police Department
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police
Little Sandy Correctional Complex
Livingston Office of Emergency Management
Logan County Sheriff's Department
Ludlow Police Department
Luther Luckett Correctional Complex
Madison County Rescue Squad, Inc.
Maysville Police Department
Nicholasville Police Department
Northpoint Training Center
Olive Hill Police Department
Owen County Search & Rescue Squad
Owensboro Fire Department
Paducah Police Department
Radcliff Police Department
Roederer Correctional Complex
Shelbyville Fire and Rescue
Somerset Police Department
Springfield Police Department
Taylor County Sheriff's Department
Temple Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Western Kentucky Correctional Complex


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The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security has been charged by Governor Fletcher to lead the Commonwealth's prevention and preparedness efforts to ensure Kentucky’s communities, First Responders and families are Ready and Prepared. For more information about homeland security in Kentucky, please visit