Distribution of Homeland Security Grants in FY2007 and P.L. 110-53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act [September 25, 2007] [open pdf - 165KB]
"On July 18, 2007, the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grant Programs issued the document FY2007 Homeland Security Grant Program: Final Awards Overview to Congress, states, and localities. The Overview provides a summary of how the department determined FY2007 state and local Homeland Security Grant Program allocations and information on state and local grant awards. In FY2007, the Department of Homeland Security allocated 100% of total appropriations for the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, and the Urban Area Security Initiative based on risk and anticipated effectiveness. Weeks later, on August 3, 2007, Congress enacted P.L. 110-53, the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, which changes the distribution methods the Department of Homeland Security uses to allocate Homeland Security Grant Program funding. Title I (Homeland Security Grants) of P.L. 110-53 addresses the administration and allocation of homeland security funding to states and localities beginning in FY2008. P.L. 110-53 requires the department to allocate homeland security grants based on risk from FY2008 through FY2012. This report summarizes and compares the FY2007 and P.L. 110-53 Homeland Security Grant Program distribution methods: it also presents an estimate of State Homeland Security Grant Program guaranteed minimum allocations for FY2008 through FY2012."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34181