After the 9/11 Act: Homeland Security Grants Still Moving in the Wrong Direction
Publication Date: August 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Homeland defense; Homeland Security Grants; federal entitlement program; UASI
Coverage: United States
The Department of Homeland Security is still struggling to keep homeland security grants from becoming just another federal entitlement, and Congress has passed a bill that will make the DHS's job more difficult. Congress needs to eliminate minimum grant allocations, boost matching requirements, consolidate grant categories, and require the DHS to conduct a full assessment of national capabilities.