Alabama's Department of Homeland Security

Alabama Homeland Security
4:04 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Alabama's Homeland Security Steadily Losing Funds

The Alabama Department of Homleand Security has een a steady decline in funding since Sept. 11. Ala. Department of Homeland Security

Officials with Alabama's Department of Homeland Security say the agency has been steadily losing funds during the past decade. The department's federal funding this year is less than one-tenth of what it was in 2003. Department officials say state funding — $374,000 this year — is used mostly to meet the demands of Alabama's immigration law. State-level homeland security departments sprang up across the U.S. in the months and years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.