FY2007 Appropriations for State and Local Homeland Security
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This report is an overview of the FY2007 Department of Homeland Security DHS appropriations P.L. 109-295 the Administrations budget request, and the House- and Senate-passed versions of H.R. 5441 FY2007 DHS appropriations for the following seven homeland security programs designed to provide assistance to state and local first responders -- firefighters, emergency medical personnel, emergency managers, and law enforcement officers State Homeland Security Grant Program SHSGP Targeted Infrastructure Protection Program TIPP -- initially proposed in FY2006, but not given budget authority for that fiscal year Urban Area Security Initiative UASI Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program LETPP Assistance to Firefighters FIRE Emergency Management Performance Grants EMPG and Citizen Corps CCP. P.L. 109-295 provides approximately 3.0 billion for state and local homeland security assistance programs -- 41 million more than Congress appropriated for these programs in FY2006. P.L. 109-295 does not modify or alter the distribution method that allocates funding from the programs to states and localities. The Administration had proposed approximately 2.6 billion for these programs and proposed to consolidate the infrastructure security grant programs into the Targeted Infrastructure Protection Program. Additionally, the Administration had proposed to change the current distribution method used to allocate State Homeland Security Grant Program funds to states and did not request funding for the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program. The House had proposed approximately 2.8 billion for these programs, and the Senate had proposed approximately 2.9 billion. Neither the House or Senate versions of H.R. 5441, nor P.L. 109-295 include appropriations for a consolidated Targeted Infrastructure Protection Program.
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