Tuesday, June 26, 2007

States' post-9/11 grants unspent

By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of the anti-terrorism money the government has doled out to states and cities since 9/11 hasn't been spent by police and emergency workers who would respond to attacks and natural disasters.

Almost $5 billion of $16.04 billion in grants approved by Congress for states and Washington, D.C., from fiscal 2002 to 2007 remain in federal coffers, according to Homeland Security Department budget figures. That's fueled concerns in the Bush administration and Congress that the government has been dishing out money faster than local governments can spend it.

Gosh, does that mean that EVERY state with excess money has a compatible communication systems for first responders?

Go here to see how much your state spent.


At 4:46 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Indiana has 27.3 % left.

Wonder if they'll lend me $100.


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