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Homeland Security State and Local Formula Grant Allocation Alternatives

The following tables examine state-by-state formula allocations employed to distribute federal funding through the Office of Domestic Preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security. The tables include alternative allocation schemes as well as a simulation of the DHS allocation scheme.

Bulletin articles re Homeland Security

President’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2005, assuming proposed funding level but NO formula change
Table: State ODP Formula Grants, with Per Capita Comparison (2/11/2004) — html or pdf
(including Homeland Security State Grants and Law Enforcement LETPP grants)
NOTE:  The budget proposes a change in the distribution formula, this table runs the funding level with no change in the formula.  Grant allocations are instead run using the 40/60 formula contained in the USA Patriot Act.

Fiscal Year 2004 Grants
Table: State ODP Formula Grants, with Per Capita Comparison (11/03/2003) — html or pdf
(including Homeland Security State Grants, Law Enforcement LETPP grants, and Citizen Corps grants)
all grant allocations use the 40/60 formula contained in the USA Patriot Act

Chart:  Graphic Comparison of 2004 ODP Grant Allocation, by State — pdf

Table: State ODP Formula Grants AND Urban Area Security Initiative Grants — html or pdf

Fiscal Year 2003 Grants

PDF (printable) Version of All 6 Tables

Table:  Allocation of $566 million from FY 2003 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Table:  Allocation of $1.3 million from FY 2003 Supplemental Appropriations Bill
Table: Allocation of $1.866 Billion Combined ODP Total 
Table: Allocation of $200 Million in FY 2003 "Critical Infrastructure Protection" Funds
Table: Allocation of GRAND TOTAL $2.066 Billion Combined Homeland Security Grant Funds
Reference Table: State Population for 2000, 2001, and 2002

COMBINED Table (all six above tables on one REALLY wide spreadsheet)
INTERACTIVE Combined Table (all six spreadsheet tables with Excel Functionality)

Table (July 2003):  Calif. share of $700 million "High Threat Urban Area" grants – or pdf version

Graphic Showing Each State’s Per Capita Receipts of $1.8 Billion ODP Funds as Allocated by DHS
Graphic Showing Each State’s Per Capita Receipts of $2.066 Billion GRAND TOTAL as Allocated by DHS


Bulletin Articles Re Homeland Security Issues:

Feinstein Alternative to Collins’ Homeland Security Formula Would Lessen Unevenness of Small-State Guarantee (May 20, 2005)
House Near Unanimous in Approving Homeland Formula Change (May 13, 2005)
House Appropriations Backs Homeland Security Bill, Floor Vote Tuesday (May 13, 2005)
Energy & Commerce and Judiciary Committees Alter Homeland Security Authorization Bill (May 13, 2005)
House Appropriations Panel Approves 2006 Homeland Security Bill (May 6, 2005)
RAND and California Institute Hold Briefing on Public Health Preparedness In California ( April 28, 2005)
House Homeland Security Committee Unanimously Approves Bill To Change First Responder Grant Formula (April 21, 2005)
House Homeland Bill Reduces Small-State Minimum to Typical Level (April 21, 2005)
April 25 RAND Briefing to Focus on Public Health Preparedness in California (April 21, 2005)
9/11 Panel Leader, First Responders, & Victims Group Head Laud New Cox Bill for Formula Changes and "Rational" Methodology (April 15, 2005)
Senate Homeland Panel Approves Bill With Minor Formula Changes (April 15, 2005)
House Homeland Subcommittee Considers First Responders Formula (April 15, 2005)
Senate Homeland Security Formula Markup Moved to Next Week (April 7, 2005)
House Judiciary Examines Port Security (March 18, 2005)
Newly Renamed Senate Committee Holds Homeland Security Hearing (January 28, 2005)
Cox’s Homeland Security Committee Gains Permanent Status (January 7, 2005)
Congress Approves Sweeping Intelligence Reorganization, Formula Revisions Omitted (December 10, 2004)
Intelligence Overhaul Bill Negotiations Down to the Wire (November 19, 2004)
Congress Approves Conferenced FY 2005 Appropriations Bill for Homeland Security (October 15, 2004)
House Approves Intelligence Overhaul Measure, Conferees May Seek Final Bill Before November 2 Election (October 15, 2004)
Senate Changes Committee Lineup for Intelligence Spending and Homeland Security Oversight (October 15, 2004)
House Considers Bill to Revamp Intelligence, Alter Homeland Formula (October 8, 2004)
Senate Passes Intelligence Overhaul Bill Retaining First Responder Formula’s Small-State Minimum (October 8, 2004)
Conferees Agree on Homeland Spending (October 8, 2004)
Terrorism Reinsurance Extension Proponents Seeking Vehicle (October 8, 2004)
House Grapples With Intelligence Revamp, Includes Changes to First Responders Formula and Immigration Provision (October 1, 2004)
Senate Passes Port Security Bill (September 23, 2004)
Senate Completes Action on Homeland Security Appropriations (September 23, 2004)
Senate Considers Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (September 9, 2004)
House Armed Services Committee Holds Series of Hearings on 9/11 Commission Report (August 12, 2004)
9/11 Commission Report Reviewed by House Government Reform Panel (August 12, 2004)
Senate Committee Holds Hearings on September 11 Commission Findings (August 12, 2004)
9/11 Commission Report Released, Urges Against State Grant Minimum (July 22, 2004)
Floor Vote Pending in House on Homeland Security Formula, State Minimum (July 16, 2004)
DHS Announces New Security Rules For U.S. Ports (June 25, 2004)
House Judiciary Marks Up First Responder Formula Bill; California Members Work to Rein in State Minimum Percentage (June 18, 2004)
House Debating 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations, Rejects Bid To Send More Funds to High-Risk Urban Areas (June 18, 2004)
Speaker Extends Judiciary Committee’s Deadline for Marking Up First Responder Bill (June 11, 2004)
Port Security Oversight Hearing Held (June 11, 2004)
Energy & Commerce Committee Endorses Cox Approach to Homeland Security Bill (June 4, 2004)
Homeland Security Bill Reported By Transportation Committee Diverges From Formula Changes Endorsed by Other Committees (June 4, 2004)
Contentious Transportation Committee Marks Up Homeland Security Formulas Bill (June 4, 2004)
Energy & Commerce Examines Cox Homeland Security Bill (May 14, 2004)
House Homeland Security Panel Examines ODP Grants (April 30, 2004)
Homeland Security Committee Releases Analysis of First Responder Grant Funding (April 30, 2004)
Homeland Security Public-Private Partnerships Examined (April 23, 2004)
Sea Cargo Security Hearing Held (April 2, 2004)
Senate Approps Hears From Homeland Security Bureaus (April 2, 2004)
Senate Committee Examines Maritime Security Issues (March 26, 2004)
Transportation Subcommittee Looks At Emergency Preparedness (March 18, 2004)
Homeland Security Appropriations Panel Discusses State and Local First Responder Grants (March 18, 2004)
Homeland Security Committee Unanimously Approves Cox Bill To Overhaul State and Local First Responder Funding (March 18, 2004)
FEMA Awards The Last of Its FY 2003 Firefighter Assistance Grants (March 12, 2004)
Appropriations Panel Discusses Border and Transportation Security (March 12, 2004)
Homeland Security Appropriations Panel Hears from Secretary Ridge (March 4, 2004)
Homeland Security Budget Proposal Examined (February 13, 2004)
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Examines Seaport Security (January 29, 2004)
Homeland Security Announces 2004 Port Security Grants, California’s $33.7 Million to Represent 19 Percent of U.S. Total (December 11, 2003)
Cox Bill to Address Homeland Security Formula Receives Unanimous Bipartisan Support In Subcommittee Markup (November 21, 2003)
Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing Examines Homeland Security Bills (November 21, 2003)
California To Receive Nearly 20% of Homeland Security Urban Grants, Softening Yet Not Erasing Low Per Capita Share of Formula Grants (November 14, 2003)
Homeland Security Grants Announced, California Again At Lowest Per Capita (November 6, 2003)
Homeland Security Committee Considers First Responders Bill (October 23, 2003)
Cox Bill Would Change Homeland Security Grant Allocation Scheme (October 17, 2003)
Homeland Security Subcommittee Examines Cox Bill (October 17, 2003)
House And Senate Pass Homeland Security Conference Report (September 25, 2003)
Senate Nomination Hearing for DHS Domestic Preparedness Director Focuses on Formula Issue (September 25, 2003)
Conference Committee Finalizes Homeland Security Spending Bill (September 18, 2003)
Senate Judiciary Committee Examines First Responder Issues (September 5, 2003)
Senate Passes Homeland Security Appropriations (July 25, 2003)
Transportation Subcommittee Examines Port Security Regulations (July 25, 2003)
Homeland Security Chair Christopher Cox Takes Aim at First Responder Grant Formula (July 17, 2003)
Goods Movement and Port Security Conference Held in Long Beach (July 11, 2003)
House Passes Homeland Security Appropriation (June 27, 2003)
Cox to Address Homeland Security Funding Allocation Concerns (June 27, 2003)
Senate Panel Approves Homeland Security Bill That Advantages Small States Over California (June 19, 2003)
New Appropriations Panel on Homeland Security Marks Up First FY2004 Spending Bill (June 12, 2003)
House Subcommittee Examines Port Security (June 6, 2003)
DHS Releases Homeland Security Funds, Formula Skewed To Benefit Small States (May 2, 2003)
Homeland Security Secretary Visits California, Sends Divergent Messages on Formula Fund Choice (April 25, 2003)
Unorthodox Formula for State and Local Homeland Security Grants, Formula Run Tables Available on Institute Website (April 25, 2003)
Ridge Identifies Homeland Security Agency Progress Since Inception; Supports Change in Formula for First Responder Funding (April 11, 2003)
Homeland Security Funds Being Released To State and Local Governments; Pres. Requests $2 Billion More In Supplemental (March 27, 2003)
Homeland Security Announces First Responders Grants Available (March 13, 2003)

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