The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it is allocating more than $1.8 billion in grants to state and local jurisdictions to protect against terrorism and other disasters, with at least $77 million going to protect specifically against domestic violent extremism.

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

"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.

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