Thousand Oaks, CA — Today Representative Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced Port Hueneme will receive more than $900,000 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2013 Port Security Grant Program.

“Ensuring the safety and security of Ventura County means providing Port Hueneme with the resources to do so,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “These funds provide protection and security to Port Hueneme, an important economic driver in Ventura County.”

Port Hueneme will receive $904,035 through the Port Security Grant Program. Funds will help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve port-wide maritime security risk management, and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.

Brownley recently authored a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in support of Port Hueneme’s FY2013 Port Security Grant Program application. Brownley’s letter can be found here.

To keep the Port Security Grant Program adequately funded in coming years, Brownley recently included an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 to fund the Port Security Grant program at $97.5 million. Brownley’s amendment passed with broad bipartisan support.  For more information on Brownley’s amendment, click here.

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