NJ to Receive $57.6M in Homeland Security Grants

New Jersey is receiving $57.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to bolster state and local government port security, terrorism prevention, emergency preparedness and transit security efforts.

“Because of our state’s proximity to New York and Philadelphia, as well as our major ports, airports and infrastructure, New Jersey will always remain a prime target for threats,” said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. “Year after year, I fight for federal funds to provide law enforcement agencies, first responders, and nonprofit organizations with the resources they need to boost their security efforts to keep communities throughout our state safe.”

“New Jersey is home to some of our nation’s most critical infrastructure and plays a significant role in keeping our workforce and economy moving,” said U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. “Unfortunately, we also know that these vital assets can be vulnerable to threats, so we need to ensure all levels of government are working together to protect them. This federal funding will provide our law enforcement agencies, emergency responders, and nonprofits the resources they need to keep themselves, our families, and our communities safe.”

The following awards were granted to the State of New Jersey:

$8,000,000 from the State Homeland Security program for implementation of state homeland security strategies to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism.

$8,281,372 from the Emergency Management Performance Grants program to prepare for all hazards and provide a system of emergency preparedness.

$20,050,000 from the Urban Area Security Initiative program to support the planning, organizing, equipment and training needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas against acts of terrorism.

$7,218,211 in Nonprofit Security Grants, including $150,000 for organizations outside of urban areas, to help religious and other community organizations protect themselves from security threats.

New Jersey will also receive an infusion of security funding through the following port, transit, and bus security awards:

Port Security Grant Program Awards:

·         $1,616,340                Sustainable Terminals Services, Inc.

·         $1,063,841                GCT Bayonne LP

·         $682,753                   State of NJ, Dept. of Law & Public Safety

·         $647,172                   South Jersey Port Corporation

·         $572,180                   State of NJ, Dept. of Law & Public Safety

·         $281,250                   Jersey City Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services

·         $189,000                   Maher 1210 Corbin, LLC

·         $88,881                      North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue

·         $85,291                      Trenton Fire Department

·         $71,250                      Camden County Sherriff’s Office

·         $60,100                      City of Hoboken

·         $58,221                      Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals LLC

·         $26,250                      Township of Pennsauken Fire Department

·         $24,585                      County of Burlington

·         $23,619                      City of Linden

·         $20,000                      Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

·         $18,750                      Bayonne Fire Department

·         $16,725                      Borough of Edgewater

·         $15,645                      Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office

·         $8,360                        Paulsboro Police Department


Transit Security Grant Program Awards:

·         $4,946,701                New Jersey Transit

·         $1,881,250                Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

·         $1,260,000                Delaware River Port Authority


Intercity Bus Security Grant Program Awards:

·         $93,660                     Academy Express LLC

·         $85,176                      Coach USA, Inc.

·         $38,990                      Megabus Northeast, LLC

·         $31,925                      Hudson Transit Lines, Inc.

·         $13,716                      De Camp Bus Lines, Inc.

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