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Department of Homeland Security allocates $100m for port security grants

Department of Homeland Security allocates $100m for port security grants

The US Department of Homeland Security announced the Port Security Grant Program will get funded to the tune of $100m for fiscal year 2016.

This competitive grant program helps support critical port infrastructure to protect against terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness and improve port-wide maritime security risk management. Further purposes eligible for grants include maintaining or reestablishing maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.

The funding is part of $275m for six competitive preparedness grant programs in fiscal 2016. In total, the Department of Homeland Security is allocating more than $1.6bn this year to assist states, urban areas, nonprofit agencies and the private sector with their preparedness efforts.

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