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May 31, 2006

DHS releases FY 2006 grant information

Filed under: Budgets and Spending,State and Local HLS — by Christian Beckner on May 31, 2006

Below are links to summary charts with information on the FY 2006 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program and the FY 2006 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP):

FY06 UASI Allocations
FY06 HSGP Allocations

Here’s the full UASI allocation list:

Urban Area Allocation
AZ – Phoenix Area* $3,920,000
CA – Anaheim/Santa Ana Area $11,980,000
CA – Bay Area $28,320,000
CA – Los Angeles/Long Beach Area $80,610,000
CA – Sacramento Area* $7,390,000
CA – San Diego Area* $7,990,000
CO – Denver Area $4,380,000
DC – National Capital Region $46,470,000
FL – Ft. Lauderdale Area $9,980,000
FL – Jacksonville Area $9,270,000
FL – Miami Area $15,980,000
FL – Orlando Area $9,440,000
FL – Tampa Area* $8,800,000
GA – Atlanta Area $18,660,000
HI – Honolulu Area $4,760,000
IL – Chicago Area $52,260,000
IN – Indianapolis Area $4,370,000
KY – Louisville Area* $8,520,000
LA – Baton Rouge Area* $3,740,000
LA – New Orleans Area $4,690,000
MA – Boston Area $18,210,000
MD – Baltimore $9,670,000
MI – Detroit $18,630,000
MN – Twin Cities Area $4,310,000
MO – Kansas City Area $9,240,000
MO – St. Louis Area $9,200,000
NC – Charlotte Area $8,970,000
NE – Omaha Area* $8,330,000
NJ – Jersey City/Newark Area $34,330,000
NV – Las Vegas Area* $7,750,000
NY – Buffalo Area* $3,710,000
NY – New York City $124,450,000
OH – Cincinnati Area $4,660,000
OH – Cleveland Area $4,730,000
OH – Columbus Area $4,320,000
OH – Toledo Area* $3,850,000
OK – Oklahoma City Area* $4,102,000
OR – Portland Area $9,360,000
PA – Philadelphia Area $19,520,000
PA – Pittsburgh Area $4,870,000
TN – Memphis Area $4,200,000
TX – Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area $13,830,000
TX – Houston Area $16,670,000
TX – San Antonio Area $4,460,000
WA – Seattle Area $9,150,000
WI – Milwaukee Area $8,570,000

*Sustainment Urban Area

At first glance, this list is certain to generate some controversy. For example, why did Seattle get less money than its much smaller neighbor to the south, Portland, Oregon? And why did cities like Omaha, Jacksonville, Louisville, and Kansas City all get more funding than Las Vegas? Why did the DC region take such a huge hit, from $77.5 million last year down to $46.47 million? I know that part of the answer to these questions is that “some cities are now better prepared,” but still, I’m curious as to the thinking behind these decisions.

Update (5/31): Here’s the DHS press release on the announcement.

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Pingback by Homeland Security Watch » Blog Archive » DHS homeland security grants: crunching the numbers

May 31, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

[…] DHS releases FY 2006 grant information […]

Comment by Justin Kates

May 31, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

Is there a place on the DHS site to get more information about what each grant had in it?

Pingback by Homeland security grants cut - Homeland Stupidity

May 31, 2006 @ 6:33 pm

[…] The Department of Homeland Security moved from a distribution of money based strictly on population to one which was based more on assessment of local risks. At least in theory. The numbers by themselves don’t suggest one way or the other whether that money is going to things which will actually improve security or to more useless pork-barrel type spending which won’t do anything for anyone but the Member of Congress who got it pushed through. […]

Comment by Christian Beckner

May 31, 2006 @ 7:08 pm


The proposals that states and cities have submitted to DHS should have spending plans, which preview what they will spend the money on. But to the best of my knowledge, these are not typically released publicly.

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