Agency operating budgets for FY 2013 range up to about $50 million. The average state budget is $6.1 million, while the median is $2.9 million.
Funding for State Homeland Security Offices
To fund their homeland security function, states rely on federal grants, states appropriations, a combination of the two and other sources. Currently, 39 states receive 60 percent or more from federal money to fund their state homeland security office. Last year, the number was 40. The two states that provide the most state funding are Utah at 82 percent and New Jersey at 80 percent. On average, states rely on almost 76 percent federal funding to pay for their homeland security function, 18 percent state appropriations and 6 percent from other sources.