WASHINGTON – Forty-six cities and their surrounding suburbs will win Homeland Security Department counterterror grants from a $740 million program this year. The funding amounts for the cities will be announced Wednesday.
Three of the cities on this year's list didn't make the cut last year but are now considered high-risk terror targets by the Homeland Security Department. They are: Memphis, Tenn., and Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla.
Eleven of the cities may not qualify in 2007. They are: Baton Rouge, La.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Las Vegas; Louisville, Ky.; Oklahoma City; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; Tampa, Fla., and Toledo, Ohio.
The rest of the cities to win the funding are:
CALIFORNIA: Anaheim/Santa Ana; Los Angeles; San Francisco/Oakland
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Capital Region, including Washington and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs
FLORIDA: Jacksonville; Miami
LOUISIANA: New Orleans
MINNESOTA: Minneapolis/St. Paul
MISSOURI: Kansas City; St. Louis
NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte
NEW JERSEY: Jersey City/Newark
NEW YORK: New York City
OHIO: Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus
PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia; Pittsburgh
TEXAS: Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington; Houston; San Antonio