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Report · January 2004

Federal Formula Grants: Homeland Security

Tim Ransdell

This report reviews most of the primary formula and discretionary grant programs that delivered federal financial assistance for homeland security activities to state and local governments and other entities during fiscal year 2003. It provides detailed information on grants to California and other states during that year and estimates how grant amounts might have changed if the administering agency had employed alternative formula scenarios. It then discusses preliminary prospects for future-year funding and also notes current legislative activity and possible formula changes.