U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $57,621,214 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding for the State of New Jersey. The grants will 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 Sen. 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 Sen. 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.