DHS Announces FY 2011 Preparedness Grants
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its fiscal year (FY) 2011 preparedness grant programs overview for 16 programs on May 19, 2011. Total funding for these programs totals $2,191 million in FY 2011, a -23.7% reduction from the $2,872 million provided in FY 2010. In contrast to FY 2010, funding was not provided for the Interoperable Emergency Communications Program or the Buffer Zone Protection Program (see Budget Brief 11-08). Fifty-state allocations were released for four programs: SHSGP, Citizens Corps, EMPG, and REAL ID. Local allocations were released for UASI, MMRS, Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grants, and Port Security Grants. This Issue Brief includes the allocations for six of these programs.