Issue Brief 9-33
September 8, 2009

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.