Several Kentucky universities will be getting homeland security grants for new research in protecting the country from disasters.
UK and UofL, among others, will share 17 million dollars for a variety of projects.
Homeland Security Undersecretary Jay Cohen and Congressman Hal Rogers announced the grants on Monday in Somerset.
UK's money will go toward researching fingerprint detection and finding a substance to protect buildings from terrorist attacks.
"We have a number of blast protection programs, materials that protect structures from blasts. We've come up with a way to render safe ammonium nitrate fuel oil mixture," said Sam Varnado with the National Institute For Hometown Security.
Such chemical mixtures were used in the Oklahoma City bombing.