Los Angeles Harbor Commission approves $1.8 million in FEMA grants

SAN PEDRO — The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved three grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) totaling $1.8 million. The grants will support Port Police security and operation integration initiatives, as well as cyber security infrastructure.

The security projects to be undertaken include integration, maintenance and repair of port security systems; integration of external security video feeds from various government departments, terminals and mobile sources; improvements to the port’s mass notification system; and, infrastructure upgrades addressing a variety of cyber risks associated with port complex security.

As a condition of the FEMA Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) — a competitive grant program supporting security enhancements at ports nationwide — the port will contribute 25 percent in additional non-federal funds, or $625,000. The match brings total funding for the three port security initiatives to $2.5 million.

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