Cleveland and Philadelphia both received $50 million from the Federal government to beef up security for their respected conventions.
cnbc.com reports: Cleveland and Philadelphia, which will host the convention, each received $50 million in federal money to cover the security costs associated with the conventions. Cleveland projects to spend $20 million of that on security equipment and supplies and $30 million on “personnel-related expenditures.” Philadelphia has not yet announced how it will use the money.
In March, Cleveland opened its bids for various security supplies. And the sheer quantity of equipment is staggering.