disaster preparedness

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A New York-based foundation has rescinded a major grant it awarded to Alameda in December, marking a setback in the city’s disaster preparedness efforts.

The city announced Tuesday that the Rockefeller Foundation had withdrawn a promised “resilience” grant – a move so unexpected that some questioned whether the announcement could be an April Fool’s Day joke. But a representative for the foundation confirmed Wednesday that the award had been withdrawn.

At the time it was awarded, a city staffer said the grant award could total $1 million over two years; it was also to include technical assistance for implementation.