Anti-Terror Funding Nearly Doubles For NY State: Report

New York to get $112 million Homeland Security grant

New York state received almost twice as much federal anti-terror funding this year than it did in 2008, according to a report.

The state got $112.4 million in Homeland Security grant funding, more than any other state, according to agency figures cited by The New York Post.

The increase in funding shows President Obama takes threats to the state very seriously.

"He realizes that the money should go where it is needed the most," Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island, told the Post.

King, the top-ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, said the city will see a large chunk of the grant. It's not clear if last month's foiled terror plot in the Bronx had anything to do with the significant increase in the funding.

Another grant program that favors cities that would be considered "high-threat" areas grew slightly to $145 million, the Post reported. Both grant amounts were recommended by the Bush administration, then confirmed by Obama.

"We could always use more money, but I think it shows a pretty good transition from Bush to Obama," King told the Post.

The House is due to vote next week on a Homeland Security spending bill of more than $42 billion.

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