Risk-Based Grant Funding
The Department of Homeland Security, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), administers a number of vital grant programs to assist State and local governments in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to terrorist attacks. These include the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative, the Transit Security Grant Program, and the Port Security Grant Program.
The Committee on Homeland Security supports the distribution of these vital security funds to those areas at greatest risk of attack. In addition, the Committee will continue to oversee DHS to ensure that these funds are efficiently administered to maximize their benefit.