KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City is one of several cities across the country that will lose federal anti-terrorism funding that began after the Sept. 11 attacks. The Department of Homeland Security said last week that narrowing the list of cities eligible for Urban Areas Security Initiative grants is part of larger budget cuts that eliminated more than $780 million in grant money. New York, Washington and 29 other high-threat urban areas will still receive grants. The Kansas City Star reported that St. Louis will also continue to get funding.
DHS said cities no longer on the list will receive federal homeland security dollars funneled down from grants given to each state.
The Kansas City region has received almost $72 million in such funds since the program started in 2003.