Port of Guam Receives $461,712 Federal Port Security Grant
The Port Authority of Guam has been awarded $461,712.00 in federal funding to further enhance the security posture at the island’s only commercial sea port.
In June of this year, the Port submitted an application to the USDHS/FEMA’s 2013 Port Security Grant Program in the amount of $615,615.00. Although federal funding has been greatly reduced for this fiscal year, the Agency was still able to receive 75% of its original request. The $461K will be used to repair the existing CMU wall, expand it by another 2,000 LF along Route 11, and install 4,500 LF of concrete-columned heavy duty chain link fence around its perimeter.
This project will not only provide perimeter protection and security to Port and stakeholders’ assets and equipment but will also mitigate and prevent future damages and losses to Port infrastructure caused by tidal surges and strong winds that have historically plagued the Apra Harbor area during inclement weather and typhoons.