Oklahoma City, Ok. – Governor Brad Henry and Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Bob Ricks say more than $25 million dollars in funds will go to local communities for homeland security efforts. The awards are being made through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Office of Domestic Preparedness. The majority of the funds will go toward implementation of the First Responder Equipment Program in eight regions across Oklahoma. Included on the list of communities receiving awards: Lawton, Duncan, Ardmore, Chickasha, Ada, Altus, Anadarko, Carter County and Grady County Sheriff's Depts., Clinton, Durant, Elk City, Granite, Hollis, Ryan, Walters, and Weatherford. Ricks says they are working to develop cooperative response efforts instead of expecting each city to develop its own response.