REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—
The Port of Redwood City announced today that it is the recipient of a $1,169,710 grant in the 2020 Port Security Grant Program, from the Department of Homeland Security. The award is part of the annual Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), which is designed to protect critical port infrastructure from threats that could impact public safety, supply chain disruption, cyber threats or other security challenges.
This is the second year in a row the Port has been awarded a PSGP grant. This year’s allocation will further the Port’s operational efficiencies, continue to enhance cyber security measures, and provide support to the region during natural disasters. Additionally, it strengthens the Port’s collaboration with local, state, and federal first responders involved in maritime security and operations.
“This award signals great confidence in our Port from our federal partners,” explained Port of Redwood City Executive Director Kristine A. Zortman. “The grant will help strengthen our FEMA designation as a Federal Staging Area and demonstrates to our community our Port’s significance in earthquake or disaster recovery.”
A Federal Staging Area provides logistical support during a disaster or recovery operation. There are only four Bay Area ports with this designation.
More than $100 million was allocated to 30 port authorities, plus a number of terminal operators, municipalities and policing entities, for this year’s PSGP. The Port of Redwood City received the fifth largest allocation of the 31 California agencies that received funding. To see all grant recipients, please
About the Port of Redwood City
The Port of Redwood City is an ideally located, naturally deep-water harbor 18 nautical miles south of San Francisco. The Port serves the Silicon Valley region with both long-standing maritime commerce business and a robust waterfront recreation community. The Port connects Silicon Valley to the San Francisco Bay delivering a balance of prosperity, security, sustainability and enjoyment for the region. A five-member Board of Port Commissioners, appointed by the City Council, governs the Port.