Schumer: Over $240 Million In Security Money to NY

NEW YORK (AP) -

More than $240 million in security grant money is coming to New York, an increase of almost $34 million from the previous fiscal year, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday.

The Department of Homeland Security is directing $174.2 million from Urban Area Security Initiative funds to be used in the New York City metropolitan area, the New York Democrat said. That’s up almost $23 million from the last fiscal year.

Schumer said another $66.7 million is coming to New York state from the State Homeland Security Program to be allocated by state government. That’s up $11.1 million from fiscal year 2012.

Schumer said the increases reflect the reality that New York is a top target of terrorists.