The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday awarded a $1 million grant to the Port of Galveston for port security improvements, officials said.

The grant is meant to fund two projects at the island port, officials said.

One will expand the port’s fiber-optic infrastructure and video surveillance systems to support security efforts and the second will replace a canopy at a security gate on the west end of the port, officials said.

The port will match the agency’s funding with about $280,000 of its own money, officials said.

The total cost of both projects is projected to be $1.12 million, officials said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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