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Anti-terrorism and Emergency Assistance Program Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $8,466,970)

The purpose of this award under the OVC Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) is to enable the Florida Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to support the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Pulse is a gay nightclub that was hosting a “Latin Night” event attended by more than 300 primarily gay, Latino patrons. After an officer working at the nightclub responded to reports of shots fired the incident turned into a hostage situation. In the process of rescuing the hostages, law enforcement officers killed the shooter. During this incident the shooter killed 49 people and seriously wounded 53 others. This is the deadliest mass shooting by a single individual, the most lethal incident of violence against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the country’s history, and the largest terrorist attack in the United States since September 11, 2001. These AEAP program funds will support supplemental crisis response and consequence management services to assist the victims, witnesses, and first responders involved in the tragedy. NC/NCF

Date Created: March 14, 2017