The Port of Oakland will receive approximately $1.8 million in federal Port Security Grant Program funding to implement two security projects.
Oakland is one of 33 U.S. ports to receive grant funds awarded by FEMA, according to a news release.
“This federal funding supports critical security initiatives that serve port workers, our community and our business partners,” Troy Hosmer, Port of Oakland facilities security officer, said in the release. “These projects will improve our ability to prevent, respond and recover from incidents at our seaport.”
The grant requires the Port of Oakland to pay 25% ($600,000 ) of $2.4 million, the total estimated cost of the projects, and complete them within three years, the release said.
The grant will support these security initiatives
- Upgrading the truck management system to heighten awareness of the large commercial vehicles entering and exiting Oakland marine terminals; and
- developing a multi-agency emergency operations center at the Oakland Seaport to support emergency operations in the event of a disaster or terrorist incident.