Security / Environment
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced funding of $100 million to support increased preventative measures at ports across the country under its FY 2015 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
The investment comes via the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will be directed towards port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies across the country and is designed to boost port security services via Area Maritime Security Plans (AMSP) and Facility Security Plans (FSP).
“The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal,” FEMA said in a statement.
The annual grant program focuses on a wide-variety of solutions including: port-wide maritime security risk management, response and recovery from attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IED), enhanced maritime domain awareness, maritime security training and exercises and establishment of maritime security mitigation protocols to support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.
Prospective applicants must apply by 12pm on May 19, 2015. More details are available via the FY 2015 Port Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.