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Order Code RS22349
Updated July 28, 2006
CR8 Report for Congress
Received through the CRS Web
FY2006 Homeland Security Grant Distribution
Formulas: Issues for the 109th Congress
Analyst in American National Government
Government and Finance Division
In FY2003 and FY2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allocated
State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) and Law Enforcement Terrorism
Prevention Program (LETPP) funding based on a formula that consisted of guaranteeing
each state a 0.75% amount of total program appropriations. The Department of
Homeland Security chose to allocate the remainder of appropriations based on the state's
population percentage of the national population. In FY2005, Congress required the
Department of Homeland Security to allocate funding in the same manner as in FY2004.
Congress, in P.L. 109-90 (FY2006 Department of Homeland Security appropriations),
legislated similar allocation guidance as in the FY2003 and FY2004 appropriations.
In FY2006, DHS decided it will allocate funding to states based on risk and need, rather
than on population.
This report summarizes the distribution method the Department of Homeland
Security expects to use in allocating FY2006 state and local homeland security grant
funding. Additionally, it discusses some potential issues associated with the
department's new grant allocation guidance. The report does not discuss administrative
changes to the department's homeland security programs beyond the changes to the
This report will be updated when congressional- or executive-branch actions
In FY2003 and FY2004, Congress required the Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) to allocate 0.75%1 of total appropriations for homeland security programs2 to each
'P.L. 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act), Section 1014.
2 For information on FY2006 appropriations for DHS homeland security programs, see CRS
Report RS22050, FY2006 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security, by Shawn
Congressional Research Service + The Library of Congress
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