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Fiscal Year 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program
and H.R. 1: Description and Analysis
On January 5, 2007, the Office for Grants and Training - within the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - issued the FY2007 Homeland Security
Grant Program: Program Guidance andApplication Kit, to states and localities. On
January 10, 2007, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 - "Implementing the
9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007." The FY2007 guidance provides
information on how the department intends to allocate Homeland Security Grant
Program funding to states, urban areas, and U.S. insular areas. H.R. 1 proposes
changes to the distribution methods the Department of Homeland Security uses to
allocate some components the Homeland Security Grant Program funding.
The Homeland Security Grant Program includes the State Homeland Security
Grant Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative, the Law Enforcement Terrorism
Prevention Program, the Metropolitan Medical Response System, and the Citizen
Corps Program. H.R. 1, however, only addresses the State Homeland Security Grant
Program, the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program, and the Urban Area
Security Initiative distribution methods, and is silent on Metropolitan Medical
Response System and Citizen Corps Program.
The FY2007 guidance and H.R. 1 both propose using risk and effectiveness
evaluations to allocate Homeland Security Grant Program funding to the states, the
District of Columbia (DC), and U.S. insular areas. Both intend for the Urban Area
Security Initiative funding to be based purely on risk and effectiveness assessments.
This report summarizes and compares the FY2007 program guidance and H.R. 1
Homeland Security Grant Program distribution methods; it presents rough estimates
of the State Homeland Security Grant Program and the Law Enforcement Terrorism
Prevention Program grant allocations following each of the two methods and
assuming a $900 million appropriation; it also compares the estimates with actual
Both the FY2007 guidance and H.R. 1 address critical infrastructure protection,
homeland security information sharing, interoperable communications, radiological
and nuclear detection capabilities, catastrophic planning, and National Incident
Management System compliance. These homeland security activities and programs
are, however, outside the scope of this report.
For information on the National Preparedness Goal, Homeland Security
Strategies, and Targeted Capabilities Enhancement Plans, see CRS Report RL33583,
Homeland Security Grants: Evolution of Program Guidance and Grant Distribution
Methods, by Shawn Reese. For more on the DHS grant distributions for more DHS
programs for earlier years, see CRS Report RL33770, Department of Homeland
Security Grants to State and Local Governments: FY2003 to FY2006, by Steven
Maguire and Shawn Reese.
This report will updated as legislative events warrant.
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