|The Urban Area Security Initiative provides federal funding to cities to prevent, respond, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism. In Orange County, the City of Santa Ana, in its capacity as a "Core City" for the Anaheim/Santa Ana Urban Area, received and accepted a FY 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative grant. Santa Ana has the responsibility to enhance the preparedness and response capabilities of the entire urban area of Orange County by administering grant-supported training and funding. Each city in Orange County, as a sub-recipient, may receive UASI funding for projects, services, and training based on availability as determined by Santa Ana.
In previous years, Cypress has received UASI funding for personal protective equipment for first responders, security technology for critical asset protection, and terrorism-related training. Under the FY 2019 UASI, the Police Department can attend regional training exercises and request equipment purchases if funding is available. Procurement for any equipment purchases would be handled through the Anaheim/Santa Ana UASI Grant Office while training would be reimbursed. The performance period for the FY 2019 UASI Grant runs through March 31, 2022.