Florida Cities See Drop in Anti-Terror Grants

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new round of federal anti-terror grants to regions around the country shows big gains for some, but cuts for others, including several cities in Florida.

The Department of Homeland Security released the numbers Wednesday afternoon.

Miami will see one of the biggest drops in grant money from the federal agency.

That area will lose a quarter of the 16 million dollars it received in 2006.

Orlando will lose nearly 4 million dollars while the Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach area and the Jacksonville area both stand to lose more than 3 million.

The awarding of the grant money is an annual exercise conducted by Department of Homeland Security that often leads to complaints from those cities that come up millions of dollars short, compared to the previous year.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says there is no reason for concern.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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