The Department of Homeland Security is providing up to $40 million in funding for research work into tools to help improve the nation’s immigration system and resilience to coastal disasters, Homeland Security Today reported Friday.
DHS will distribute the awards under a set of potential five-year, $20 million cooperative agreements and support university-led research centers of excellence, according to the publication.
DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate manages both programs.
The COE for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research initiative will explore methods for homeland security personnel to manage border, trade, travel and immigration activities.
The COE for Coastal Resilience project will study climate trends in U.S. coastal regions with the goal of protecting citizens and infrastructures and communities from flooding and hurricanes.