Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), Port Security Grant Program will award the Guntersville Police Department with a $533,267 grant for an integrated hazardous materials/technical response boat that will aid the Guntersville Police Department to patrol, detect, communicate and provide rapid response capability in and around the Guntersville Port area.
"As Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee I am pleased to announce this Port Security Grant for the Guntersville Police Department," said Aderholt. "The addition of the emergency response vessel this grant enables will not only provide the department with a state-of-the-art, Coast Guard approved technology, but the grant will also provide department staff with response scenario training and preparation."
The Port Security Grant Program is a competitive grant program which provides funding for transportation infrastructure security activities to implement Area Maritime Transportation Security Plans and facility security plans among port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies required to provide port security services.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.