On May 16, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee held a markup of the FY2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. Among other things, the proposal would provide $1.5 billion for FEMA State and Local Programs with roughly $1.26 billion distributed at the discretion of the DHS Secretary to the following programs:
    • State Homeland Security Grant Program
    • Operation Stonegarden ($55 million)
    • Urban Area Security Initiative
    • Private nonprofit organizations determined to be at high risk
    • Public Transportation Security Assistance and Railroad Security Assistance
    • Port Security Grants
    • Over-the-Road Bus Security Assistance
    • Metropolitan Medical Response System
    • Citizens Corp
    • Driver’s License Security Grants
    • Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program
    • Emergency Operations Centers
    • Buffer Zone Protection Program
    • National Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grants

*Roughly $235 million would be provided to sustain current operations for training, exercises, technical assistance and other programs; roughly $157 million for training of state, local, and tribal emergency response providers.  A copy of the subcommittee draft can be found here - http://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=333242.