Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Port of Hueneme received $360,000 for security enhancements through the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2018 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).
“The Port of Hueneme is one of the most important economic drivers in Ventura County and Southern California,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “I am pleased to see the Port of Hueneme receive this critical Homeland Security funding, which will help ensure security and safety at the Port.”
“The Port Security grants are so important to the health of our Port ecosystems and Congresswoman Julia Brownley repeatedly stands out as a champion in both ensuring the Port Security Grant Program continues and that funding comes back to Ventura County for robust security initiatives and technologically advanced surveillance controls. We are grateful for her leadership,” said Kristin Decas, CEO and Port Director of Port of Hueneme.
“The Port of Hueneme recognizes the importance of a safe and secure Port to the communities we serve. The Port Security Grant award provides critical funding to enhance our security systems while our commerce creates jobs and social and economic benefit,” said Mary Anne Rooney, President of the Oxnard Harbor District.
In 2013, Brownley offered an amendment to restore funds for port security grants, which had been eliminated in the FY2014 House Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Her amendment passed the House with bipartisan support, ensuring dedicated funding for port security would continue.