Risks Higher Outside Wyo; Homeland Security Funds to be Cut
Evanston, WY – The director of Wyoming's Homeland
Security Office says the state can expect to see a 39-percent
reduction in federal homeland security funding in the next year.
Wyoming has received about 60 million dollars from the federal
government since the U-S Department of Homeland Security was formed
following the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and
Washington in 2001.
Wyoming homeland security director Joe Moore says the state
expects to see its federal funding reduced.
Wyoming has just over 500-thousand people, the lowest population
of any state. The state's share of the federal homeland security
dollars has amounted to more per person than many other states have
received in recent years.
Some critics have said anti-terrorist funding should be
allocated more to the nation's large metropolitan areas.
Larry Green is grant compliance officer with the state homeland
security office. He says the federal government has changed its
funding formula this year to include risk analysis as well as other