Homeland Security Port Grants Awarded To Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa

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About $3.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s 2022 Port Security Grant Program is expected to enhance supply chain resiliency in Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Sept. 30.

The grant program, one of four under the Federal Emergency Management Agency, aims to offer money to public and private entities to help pay for efforts that improve security and protection of vital maritime systems.

“Many businesses and agencies in Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa have been successful in applying for these port security grants over the years, which has certainly helped in bolstering our supply-chain resiliency,” Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Port Security Specialist John Manganaro II said. “The Coast Guard continues to work with our port partners and within the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Department of Homeland Security to ensure a robust cyber security port infrastructure.”

For more on how to apply for the Port Security Grant Program, visit FEMA.gov.

By Karen Robes Meeks