This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will allocate $1.8 billion in grants to state and local jurisdictions to protect against terrorism and other disasters. At least $77 million of those grant monies will go toward combatting domestic violent extremism. 

Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, said that "small groups of individuals who commit acts of violence motivated by domestic extremist ideological beliefs," now pose the most significant terrorism threat in the nation.

"While we continue to lawfully protect against threats posed by foreign terrorist organizations, we also must ensure adequate focus and funding is provided to combat domestic terrorism, some of which is motivated by false narratives and extremist rhetoric spread through social media and other online platforms," Mayorkas said in a statement.