Budget Brief 11-08
May 18, 2011

On May 13, 2011, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee approved a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for fiscal year (FY) 2012. The approved bill represents a -2.6% change from FY 2011 funding and a -6.8% reduction compared to the president’s FY 2012 proposal.

However, the bill would reduce funding for state and local programs within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by 57%. This Budget Brief explains the proposed changes.