Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Rep. Pascrell Announces $66M in Homeland Security Grants for New Jersey

Sep 5, 2017
Press Release
Over $66 million in federal funds awarded to New Jersey through Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) announced $66,169,252 in federal funds awarded to New Jersey under the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs. The funding, through the Fiscal Year 2017, include State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, Emergency Management Performance Grant Program, Nonprofit Security Grant Program, Port Security Grant Program, Transit Security Grant Program, and Intercity Bus Security Grant Program funds.

“You can never be too prepared for an emergency situation. Thankfully, these federal dollars will be used to help improve our state’s readiness to prevent and protect our communities against a potential attack or major disaster,” said Rep. Pascrell. “As federal dollars become available, I remain committed to fighting for every dollar I can find in the federal budget to improve the safety and security of my constituents. Additionally, I will continue to advocate for robust funding of these programs moving forward.”

Rep. Pascrell has long been an advocate for the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs, specifically the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSPG). In April, Rep. Pascrell and Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) led a bipartisan letter 110 of their colleagues urging the co-chairs of the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Homeland Security to fund the NPSG program at $50 million in the FY2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The letter cites an increase of anti-Semitic threats across the nation.

New Jersey and locations in the state received grant funding for several programs. Recipients below.

State Homeland Security Program
New Jersey - $8,337,000

Urban Area Security Initiative
Jersey City/Newark Area - $20,034,000

Emergency Management Performance Grant Program
New Jersey - $8,370,698

Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Jersey City/Newark Area - $3,814,953

Port Security Grant Program
Camden County Sheriff's Office - $55,125
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - $939,623
Paulsboro Refining Company, LLC - $242,001
Bayonne Fire Department - $124,012
Borough of Edgewater - $26,809
Cape Liberty Cruise Port - $126,962
City of Jersey City - $19,600
Kuehne Chemical Company, Inc. - $105,000
Maher 1210 Corbin, LLC - $105,402
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety - $902,123
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - $350,000
City of Newark - $139,928
North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue - $72,893
Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department - $164,250
City of Perth Amboy - $232,500

Transit Security Grant Program
Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) - $3,175,909
New Jersey Transit - $16,323,464
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) - $2,300,000

Intercity Bus Security Grant Program
Academy Express, LLC - $207,000