Thousand Oaks, CA – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D – Westlake Village) announced that the Port of Hueneme will receive $1,472,625 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for wharf and berth infrastructure improvements.
“The Port of Hueneme is critical to our region’s diverse economy, and this grant will help to create and sustain jobs in the region,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “Improving the wharf structures and deepening berth space will also help to accommodate larger ships, increasing the region’s importing and exporting capabilities.”
“This grant award provides funding essential to the Port’s infrastructure modernization efforts,” said Kristin Decas, CEO and Port Director at the Port of Hueneme. “We extend our gratitude to Congresswoman Brownley for her leadership and support.”
The project implements critical upgrades to the Port of Hueneme’s facilities, including wharf improvements, berth deepening and paving improvements, which will enhance the port’s asset utilization, increase productivity, respond to customer growth, support the growth of export and import cargo flows, reduce regional congestion, and create jobs throughout the region.
Since coming to Congress, Brownley has been a champion for the Port of Hueneme, helping to bring in grants for infrastructure improvements, environmental infrastructure, and port security enhancements. In December 2014, Congresswoman Brownley contacted the Department of Commerce to express her strong support of the Port of Hueneme’s EDA grant application. The letter can be found here.