Up to $100 million in federal assistance would be available in fiscal 2005 to hospitals and other not-for-profit organizations such as museums and churches that demonstrate they are at high risk of a terrorist attack, under bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Federal loans also would be made available at favorable terms for vulnerable not-for-profits to improve their antiterrorist security. State homeland security authorities would process requests, identifying and prioritizing high-risk organizations. -- by Tony Fong
Bill would increase antiterror funds for hospitals
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