The Canaveral Port Authority has been awarded $1.392 million in federal and state funding to strengthen Port security operations.
Brevard County, Florida's Port Canaveral was one of nearly 50 U.S. ports that received grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) $100 million Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), which awards grants on a competitive basis each year to support the building, sustainment and delivery of core capabilities of Ports, facility operators and state and local government agencies.
In addition to $1.1 million in federal funds, the Port has also been awarded $288,000 in state-supported port security grant funding from the 2021 Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) program.
Port Canaveral will use the grant funding to enhance the Port’s physical and cybersecurity posture and operational readiness with technology upgrades and new equipment to mitigate potential failures and reduce vulnerabilities.
“Port safety and security is a primary mission of Port Canaveral. Our operations are diverse and continuous, and our close proximity to the surrounding community adds complexity to our environment,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “Grants like these are important funding to help us employ new resources and latest technologies to augment our security measures.”