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Long Beach scores largest port security grant, $6.9 million

(FILES) A cargo ship stands on Long Beac

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A cargo ship stands on Long Beach harbour, California, in this April 26, 2012, file photo.

The Department of Homeland Security dolled out $97 million in port security grants Monday, with the most money going to Long Beach's Harbor Department ($6.9 million). 

The money will go towards purchasing police boats and updating computer systems. 

Total port security allocations have gone way down over the past few years. 

More on how Homeland Security grants have been spent (and misspent) in California over the years here