The Terrorist Threat is not Limited to the 10 Largest Cities
- NYPD releases video of bust of suspected terrorist plotting attacks on NYC synagogues
- FBI no-show in NYC terror probe raises questions
- FBI investigating intruder at Oregon dam
- Florida Imams arrested for aiding Pakistan Taliban
The Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) was created in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to provide funds to selected urban areas to assist them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism. The UASI Grant Program addresses the unique equipment, training, planning, and exercise needs of large high threat urban areas. Program activities must involve coordination by the identified city, counties, and the respective State Administrative Agency (SAA).
In 2003, the first year the UASI grants were distributed, Miami was ranked 11th out of 30 designated high threat cities in the United States. As such, it is a good example of what type of program may be one of the victims of the budget axe.