DHS Releases FY 2009 Homeland Security Grant Allocations
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released federal fiscal year (FY) 2009 grant allocations for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). HSGP includes four grant programs: the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP), Citizen Corps, Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS), and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI).
Overall funding for HSGP was $1.8 billion in FY 2009, roughly the same as in FY 2008. The funding awarded to SHSP decreased slightly in FY 2009, while UASI received $17 million more in FY 2009. The two remaining programs received level funding.
Table 1 shows allocations for the SHSP grant program for FYs 2008 and 2009, the percent change between those years, and FY 2009 per capita spending based on 2008 population estimates. Table 2 lists state by state funding allotments for Citizen Corps from FY 2006 through FY 2009. Tables 3 and 4 show the distribution of funds for the two programs awarded to local governments (UASI and MMRS). Table 5 lists and ranks per capita funding for all four programs combined under HSGP in FY 2009.