The attachment is a Word document from DHS. It includes instructions on how to apply for grants and each state's funding breakdown.

I was unable to transfer the actual state by state break down of funds, but, if you are interested in the file, Email me & I will send it to you.
Joe


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2003

DHS ANNOUNCES $2.2 BILLION FOR STATE AND LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS
States Apply Through One Form in Streamlined Online Process

Today, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced the allocation of over $2.2 billion dollars in grant funding from the Office for Domestic Preparedness demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to enhance the abilities of our first responders to prevent, respond and recover from potential acts of terrorism. For the first time, states can apply online for their allocated grants using one form that will serve as a “one-stop-shop” application for three different programs that benefit first responders and will provide additional resources to state and local government counterterrorism efforts.

“No longer will our state and local partners have to go to different places within the department to apply for terrorism-related funding. It ensures that nationwide, Homeland Security officials have one place where they can tap into the resources as well as the information they need,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge. “State and local communication and coordination, after all, reflects the very nature of homeland security, the federal government working with the home towns of America to keep our country safe and free.”

Since March 1, DHS will have allocated or awarded over $6 billion dollars in grant funding for first responders from the FY ’03 Budget, the FY ’03 Supplemental and the FY ’04 Budget to help first responders across the country enhance their capabilities and provide additional resources for state and local governments to protect their citizens and critical infrastructure.

The $2.2 billion dollars allocated to DHS from the FY ’04 Budget will be distributed as part of three programs that provide significant resources to the state and local governments in different areas. These three programs are the State Homeland Security Program, the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program and Citizen Corps. Under the new system, the State Administrative Agencies apply with one application form online as part of the Homeland Security Grant Program, streamlining the process with which DHS distributes the funds through the state governments. In addition to the single application, DHS is launching an interagency grants and training website on the DHS website at www.dhs.gov/grants. The website provides information on homeland security and public safety grant opportunities offered by the Department of Homeland Security and other federal Departments and Agencies including HHS, DOJ and the EPA and a link to the Compendium of Federal Terrorism Training for State and Local Audiences, an interagency site for training opportunities available to state and local emergency personnel.
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2003

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES $1.7 BILLION FOR STATES AND LOCALITIES
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge announced today that nearly $1.7 billion is being made available to the states, localities and U.S. territories through the Office for Domestic Preparedness as part of the State Homeland Security Program. These funds represent the Administration’s continued commitment to first responders and will help state and local public safety and law enforcement personnel pay for planning, training, equipment and exercises and other costs associated with enhancing the capabilities on a state and local level to prevent, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks.
"This funding for the men and women on the front lines of the war on terrorism is essential. We do not underestimate the role that state and local governments play in protecting American citizens against the threat of terrorism. The Department of Homeland Security is pleased to be able to work with the states and localities to enhance the capabilities of our nation’s first responders," said Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.
These funds are being made available in addition to $2 billion that was awarded through the State Homeland Security Grant program from the FY ’03 budget and the FY ’03 Supplemental Budget. In addition to states and localities receiving more funding for its first responders for planning, training and exercises, there is also an expanded approved equipment list to choose from when purchasing new equipment.
Application forms for the grant awards have been posted on the web and states will have 30 days to complete and submit their applications to ODP. States are required to distribute 80 percent of their awarded funds to the localities.





U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2003

LAW ENFORCEMENT TERRORISM PREVENTION PROGRAM:
Helping our Nation’s First Preventers

The Department of Homeland Security is pleased to announce $500 million dollars in the form of grants designed to meet the needs of law enforcement as part of a new initiative called the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP). This grant program seeks to provide law enforcement communities with enhanced capabilities for detecting, deterring, disrupting and preventing acts of terrorism with a specific focus on the prevention of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) incident.

“This new program is the result of a concerted effort to enhance resources available for prevention efforts,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge. “The law enforcement community is an essential line of defense for terrorism intervention and prevention at the source. DHS is pleased to be able to provide additional resources for our state and local first preventers as part of this new program.”

The Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program will provide law enforcement communities with funds to enhance their capabilities to share information to preempt terrorist attacks, reduce vulnerability of certain high value targets, recognize the potential development of a threat, provide intervention activities before a threat could be executed, enhance interoperability communications and assist in management and administration. The funds can be used for these activities within the areas of planning, organization, training, exercises and equipment from an authorized equipment list that includes an expanded category for law enforcement equipment related to threat intervention, such as SWAT gear. This program also allows for overtime costs specifically related to Homeland Security efforts.

Grant funds will be made available to the states through their State Administrative Agencies, and the states are required to provide no less than 80 percent of LETPP funds to local law enforcement agencies for terrorism prevention activities. States must utilize their State Homeland Security Strategies as the basis for the allocation of their funds to meet the prioritized needs established for their state.




U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2003

DHS TO AWARD $35 MILLION FOR CITIZEN CORPS GRANT PROGRAM

The Department of Homeland Security, through the Office for Domestic Preparedness is pleased to announce $35 million in direct grants to states for the Citizen Corps Program. The Citizen Corps funds will be used to support Citizen Corps Councils with planning, outreach, and management of Citizen Corps programs and activities. This program will provide the necessary resources for states and local communities to develop and sustain a local Citizen Corps Council.

“It is essential to communities across the country to involve all citizens at the state and local level in our national preparedness and prevention efforts. The local communities are the fundamental building blocks to our nation’s front lines in this war against terror,” said Secretary Ridge.

The FY ‘04 Citizen Corps funds were distributed based on a formula that provided a base amount for all states and territories and the remainder of funds based on population. The funds provide resources necessary for states and local communities to bring together the appropriate leadership to form and sustain a Citizen Corps Council and develop and implement a plan for the community to engage all citizens in homeland security, community preparedness, and family safety. In addition, the funds should be used to conduct public education to inform citizens about their role in crime prevention, mitigation, emergency preparedness for all hazards, public health measures, including bio-terrorism, and develop and implement Citizen Corps programs offering training and volunteer opportunities to support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community safety efforts.

States are required to provide no less than 80 percent of Citizen Corps funds to local units of government within 60 days of receipt of funds from the Office for Domestic Preparedness. These funds may be provided as products, services, or direct funding to directly benefit local communities who have an approved Citizen Corps Council or who will establish a Citizen Corps Council as a condition of receiving the assistance.