CPB Statement on House Passage of FY 2025 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

June 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2024) – Patricia Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made the following statement on the House of Representative’s passage of the Homeland Security Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 funding bill, which includes $40 million for the Next Generation Warning System grant program at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

“The Next Generation Warning System leverages public media's reach and its trusted, local presence to help ensure emergency alerts and other essential information reach all Americans. We are grateful for Congress’ continued support for the role that public media plays, contributing to the safety of all Americans. The inclusion of $40 million for the Next Generation Warning System grant program in the FY 2025 funding bill will replace aging critical infrastructure and extend support for public safety communications to more communities.”

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