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January 9, 2007

CRS tallies up homeland security grants

Filed under: Budgets and Spending,State and Local HLS — by Christian Beckner on January 9, 2007

In late December the Congressional Research Service released an excellent, detailed synopsis of homeland security grants over the past four years:

RL33770: Department of Homeland Security Grants to State and Local Governments: FY2003 to FY2006. December 22, 2006

The first one-third of the report describes each of the relevant grant programs (e.g. State Homeland Security Grant Program, Urban Area Security Initiative) and how their rules and conditions have evolved over the past four years. The last two-thirds of the report contain forty pages of statistics on the disbursement of homeland security grants over this time period, an invaluable set of statistics for researchers that I don’t think have been collated in one place until now. By using these statistics, it’s possible to make appropriate comparisons of grant allocations between states and/or from year-to-year, as inputs into statistically-sound policy analyses of the grant programs.

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Comment by scooter

January 10, 2007 @ 7:36 am

I don’t think this report was “released” by the Congressional Research Service in December, at least not in the sense that it was made public. But it was published this week by the Secrecy News blog.

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