$100M Expected for 2017 Port Security Grants

Port Security Grants from FEMA for 2017 are anticipated to be $100 million and announced next month with applications due in June.

The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year Port Security Grants supports the building, delivery and sustainability of core capabilities essential to achieving national preparedness.

While the 2017 Port Security Grants have not been announced yet, FEMA is expecting to announce the same funding level as last year — $100,000,000.

Port Security Grants are generally available to state, local and private sector maritime industry partners to improve port-wide maritime security risk management, increase maritime domain awareness, establish maritime security training and exercises and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.

Activities that could be funded include:

  • Strengthening governance integration
  • Enhancing strategic ports within the National Port Readiness Network
  • Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)
  • Enhancing Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) prevention, protection, response and supporting recovery capabilities within the maritime domain
  • Enhancing cybersecurity
  • Implementing maritime security risk mitigation projects that support port resilience and recovery capabilities, as identified in an Area Maritime Security Plan or facility security plan
  • Implementing Transportation Worker Identification Credentials
  • Training

Port Security Grants generally address vulnerabilities in port security and support the prevention, protection, response, and recovery from attacks involving IED and other non-conventional weapons identified  by the U.S. Coast Guard and Area Maritime Security Committee.

Non-federal match of 25 percent of project costs is expected to be required.

Applications are anticipated to be due by June 19, 2017.

Learn more about the 2017 Port Security Grants from a FEMA presentation posted on the Maritime Exchange website.

Apply on Grants.Gov.

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