In 2013, 50 million kroner ($7.5 million) was earmarked for municipalities affected by the July 22nd Utøya tragedy, but only a few local governments applied for funds. 32 million kroner ($4.7 million) remains untouched.
A television documentary was aired on NRK about the wasted money. The film was part of the “Brennpunkt” series where the presenters followed the money and saw how most of it rested in the Norwegian government's bank account.
This last 50 million kroner amount is in addition to 130 million kroner that was already distributed by the government to affected municipalities. This time, municipalities had to actively apply for funds, and the money had to go to specific initiatives.