Homeland Security Grants: Evolution of Program Guidance and Grant Allocation Methods [Updated August 7, 2006] [open pdf - 132KB]
"On May 31, 2006, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced FY2006 allocations of federal homeland security assistance to states and urban areas. That assistance is made available through the following three programs: the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP), […] the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP), […] the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). […] This CRS report explains the evolving administrative guidance that governs the three homeland security assistance programs, discusses the changing DHS requirements for grant applications and subsequent reporting by recipients, describes the DHS grant allocation methods, and identified pertinent oversight questions that may be of interest to Congress." This document includes tables of "Asset Types Used in Asset-Based Risk Calculations," and "DHS's Risk Calculation Geographic Attributes," which are utilized in allocating grants. The authors also provide a chart of the "National Asset Database Totals by Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Sectors."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33583