Budget Brief 19-04
February 21, 2019

Fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was included in P.L. 116-6, which provides appropriations for seven bills that had been largely operating under a continuing resolution since October 2018 (including a month-long partial government shutdown). This brief summarizes provisions of interest to states for programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It also briefly describes the president’s subsequent emergency declaration to secure additional funding for a southern border wall.