FEMA will be reducing its state and local grant funding by more than $100 million, a cut necessitated by the sequestration order signed last week.

In a letter sent today to grant recipients, David J. Kaufman — acting assistant administrator for the grant programs directorate — said the sequestration will affect FY 2013 funding levels for all GPD grants, subject to FEMA's final FY 2013 appropriation.

An Office of Management and Budget report shows FEMA's sequester-related cuts. State and local programs were second-hardest hit, after disaster relief, which will lose $928 million.

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