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Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program funds address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas, and assist them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
The purpose of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) is to prepare area agencies for collective prevention, response, and recovery from terrorism, especially from weapons of mass destruction as well as from natural disasters where these align directly. The US Department of Homeland Security has designated Marion and Hamilton counties as the core of the Indianapolis Urban Area. These two counties house the most likely targets of terrorist attack in the region, as well as the majority of resources for prevention, response, and recovery. Additionally, the US DHS has mandated the regionalization to the surrounding counties: Hendricks, Johnson, Hancock, Boone, Shelby, and Morgan Counties. The eight counties of this region represent one-third of Indiana’s total population.
The vision of the UASI Area, in collaboration with the contiguous communities, is to provide a safe and secure environment for citizens and visitors to live and conduct commerce.