UASI GRANT

The intent of the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program is to enhance regional preparedness in major metropolitan areas.

The UASI program provides funding to address the unique multi-discipline planning, operations, equipment, and training and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas and to assist in building and sustaining capabilities related to terrorism prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

The Jersey City/Newark UASI includes Jersey City and Newark, as well as the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, and Union. The mission of the Jersey City/Newark UASI is to ensure the sustainment and enhancement of counterterrorism capabilities and planning for and responding to catastrophic events.

The Jersey City/Newark UASI, in partnership with the private sector, also collaborates across first-responder disciplines and governmental jurisdictions.