The Case of the Mysterious 18.2% from State Stabilization for Public Safety


The State Stabilization Fund allocation of the stimulus act requires 81.8% of the $53.6 billion be targeted toward education.  However, as we have blogged previously, 18.2% of these funds can be used for other purposes at governors discretion, including public safety.  A recent blog by government business analyst INPUT nicely consolidates where we’re beginning to see states allocate the mysterious 18.2%.

Stabilization Dollars Allocated (18.2%)

Source: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Applications

Clearly, some states are beginning to get the message regarding using these funds for public safety purposes.  California and South Dakota plan to use all of their discretionary funds to protect citizens, while Wisconsin will allocate 40%.  Using information from Workforce Alliance and some quick math reveals the following public safety dollar potential in these three states:

CA =         $709 million
SD=          $ 15 million
WI=          $ 42 million
Total=      $766 million

Companies with public safety offerings will do well to target these key states, as well as keep an eye on decisions made by other states as allocations are revealed further.

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2 comments on “The Case of the Mysterious 18.2% from State Stabilization for Public Safety

  1. […] we have blogged earlier, 18.2% of these funds may be allocated at the governor’s discretion.  This includes […]

  2. […] 8.  The Case of the Mysterious 18.2% from State Stabilization for Public Safety We were among the first to identify this unusual source of funds (worth billions of dollars) for public safety. […]

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