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File #: 20-0841    Name: Application for FY 20 Port Security Grants Program
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/27/2020 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 6/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application for FY 2020 Port Security Grant Program.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JUNE 3, 2020

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application for FY 2020 Port Security Grant Program.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a grant application to the 2020 Port Security Grant Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the grant application to the 2020 Port Security Grant Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of $145,000; and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all the necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: For seven of the last ten fiscal years, the City has applied for and been awarded a U.S. Port Security Grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Most of the applications have been focused on the recent maintenance work required annually for the fireboat. In February, 2020 FEMA opened the Federal 2020 grant application period for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), which focuses on securing and guarding harbors and port areas for the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorism.

The purpose of the PSGP is 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 (IEDs) and other non-conventional weapons, and competitively award grant funding to assist ports in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) of a secure and resilient nation.

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