Too Much Of A Good Thing In The Homeland

Some towns are getting Homeland Security funds but spending them on things other than terrorism.

Barbara Carmen
COLUMBUS, Ohio — When the first Homeland Security dollars started trickling into Franklin County after Sept. 11, 2001, grants manager Donna A. Monell couldn’t spend it all.
“It was like, ‘Wow, how do we manage this?’ ” she said. “I believe I even asked for an extension.”
She was stymied on how to spend $300,000. Every county in America was vying for the same equipment. Orders were backlogged.
In 2009, her anti-terrorism team is expected to control $5.5 million. She said it could easily spend more, even if there is never a big attack.
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