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AI- 6279   4. B. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 05/13/2015  
FEMA Port Security Grant Application
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider authorizing the submission of a grant application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the FY 2015 Port Security Grant Program.
BACKGROUND
The FY 2015 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient nation. Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The FY 2015 PSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas, with specific focus on addressing the security needs of our nation’s maritime ports.
DISCUSSION
The Nueces County Emergency Operations Center is directly responsible for the coordination and control of major incidents, some of which may require immediate and reliable communications with the Port of Corpus Christi. The project proposes an alternate, resilient network to ensure uninterrupted data and voice from the EOC, using satellite technology to transmit critical incident information including requests for assistance.

There is a cost match requirement for this program (cash or in-kind). Total project costs are estimated at $65,000: $48,750 in federal funds and $16,250 in local (County) funds.

The application will be submitted electronically via Grants.gov and is due on May 19, 2015.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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FEMA Port Security Grant Application

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