By Sareth Neak, President & Publisher, Maritime Security Outlook
I received the FEMA FY2017 Grants Awards notice and wanted to share it along with my analysis.
The Port Security Grant Program awarded $100 million to port areas across the U.S. for 2017 which is no surprise. Also no surprise is where the bulk of the money is going.
Here are the top ten individual awards:
- New York City Police Dept. (NYPD): $10,834,038
- New York City Fire Dept. (FDNY): $5,246,364
- Long Beach Harbor Dept.: $2,760,000
- City of Houston: $2,672,646
- City of Seattle: $2,115,487
- Harris County (TX): $2,104,784
- Los Angeles Harbor Dept.: $1,875,000
- Port of Oakland: $1,824,201
- St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal District (LA): $1,796,125
- Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Dept.: $1,537,425
Total for top ten awards: $32,766,070 (33% of entire PSGP)
Here are the top ten port area awards:
- New York and New Jersey: $20.5 million
- Los Angeles/Long Beach: $11.5 million
- Houston/Galveston: $8.9 million
- New Orleans: $5.9 million
- Washington Puget Sound: $5.1 million
- San Francisco Bay: $4.3 million
- Hampton Roads (VA): $2.8 million
- Southern Tip Lake Michigan (Chicago): $2,5 million
- Boston Area: $2.1 million
- Tampa Bay: $1.9
Total for top ten award regions: $65.5 million (65.5% of entire PSGP)
Top ten private companies receiving awards:
- Carnival Corp: $1,372,500
- United State Steel Corp (2 regions awarded): $1,650,000
- Enterprise Products (2 regions awarded): $1,580,239
- IMTT Holdings Inc. (All regions awards): $1,339,671
- Long Beach Container Terminal LLC: $1,219,009
- Monroe Energy LLC: $956,234
- Kinder Morgan (All regions awards): $821,250
- Everport Terminal Services Inc: $843,750
- APM Terminals (LA/LB): $775,936
- Eagle Marine Services Ltd: $360,000
Total for top ten private companies awards: $10,918,589
I truly hope that these private companies many of whom are very profitable are implementing security programs/initiatives that are benefiting the greater good for their regions. Too many good request from law enforcement and port authorities are denied over the years.
Once I find out what the individual projects are, I will be sure to share it with you. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ALLOCATIONS
Here is the rest of the summary from Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin No. 422, September 1, 2017:
FY 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
The HSGP includes a suite of risk-based grants to assist state, local, and tribal efforts in preventing, preparing for, protecting against and responding to acts of terrorism. The grants included under HSGP:
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)3. SHSP provides $402,000,000 to support the implementation of the National Preparedness System to address planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. SHSP also provides funding to implement initiatives based on capability targets and gaps identified during the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process, and assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR).
Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)3. The UASI program provides $580,000,000 to address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, highdensity
urban areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). OPSG provides $55,000,000 to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a
joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.
FY 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program
The EMPG Program provides $350,100,000 to assist state, local, and tribal governments for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property
in the United States from all hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the Federal Government and the states and their political subdivisions. This total funding amount includes $100,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund that FEMA makes available to the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
FY 2017 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
The THSGP provides $10,000,000 to directly eligible tribes to support the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities to enable tribes to strengthen their capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potential terrorist attacks.
FY 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
The NSGP provides $25,000,000 in funding support for hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack and located within the UASI-eligible Urban Areas. The program seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts. The NSGP also serves to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies.
FY 2017 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
The TSGP provides $88,000,000 to support transportation infrastructure security activities. The TSGP provides funds to eligible publicly owned operators of public transportation (which includes intra-city bus, commuter bus, ferries, and all forms of passenger rail) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.
FY 2017 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
The PSGP provides $100,000,000 for transportation infrastructure security activities to implement Area Maritime Transportation Security Plans (AMSPs) and facility security plans among port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies required to provide port security services. The purpose of the FY 2017 PSGP is to competitively award grant funding to support increased port-wide risk management; enhance domain awareness; conduct training and exercises; expand port recovery and resiliency capabilities; further capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices and other non-conventional weapons.
FY 2017 Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program – Amtrak
In FY 2017, the IPR Program provides $10,000,000 to the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, and to increase the resilience of the Amtrak rail system.
FY 2017 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)
The IBSGP provides $2,000,000 to owners and operators of intercity bus systems located within the UASI-eligible Urban Areas, to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.