Dennis M. Brown, Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. 2004. This paper is being hosted by the Rural Information Center.

This Rural Information Center online resource guide was developed by Patricia L. John in 2005. Last Modified February, 2015. This online guide provides information for Local governments who are actively engaged in safeguarding America's homeland and rural heartland. Information and funding resources for planning emergency preparedness, implementing, and managing higher security levels, providing equipment and training for emergency first responders, and providing recovery assistance are identified in this resource.