Southern Maryland's three counties have received the following federal grant funding to pay for local counter-terrorism efforts.

Calvert County

Received $280,994.61 since January 2001

Purchases to date: Mobile mass decontamination shower trailer; cargo trailer to store emergency response equipment; suits, boots and gloves to protect against radiological, chemical and biological weapons; monitors to detect radiation on people and vehicles; personal alarms that will beep if radiation levels reach a dangerous level, to be carried by responders; gas masks; and other detection equipment for biological and chemical weapons.

Charles County

Received $103,431.75 since May 2002

Purchases to date: Suits, boots and gloves to protect against chemical and biological weapons; gas masks; a decontamination tent; hot water heaters, containment equipment, pumps, hoses and nozzles; radiological monitoring equipment; and detection equipment for toxic gases, anthrax and ricin.

St. Mary's County

Received $229,149.69 since June 2002

Purchases to date: Suits, boots and gloves to protect against radiological, chemical and biological weapons; two portable decontamination shelters; equipment to detect dangerous levels of radiation and biochemicals; gas masks; personal alarms that will beep if radiation levels reach a dangerous level, to be carried by responders.

SOURCES: Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's county emergency management agencies.