SIA Legislative Update: Funding is Key to Securing Critical Infrastructure

CFATS and grant programs top SIA’s priorities

SIA does not focus exclusively on the federal government — the association also works to support full and flexible funding for grant programs in the states that will protect critical infrastructure from crime and terrorist attack. It also seeks to ensure that, when developing grant guidance, state officials do not impose unnecessary restrictions on the use of the funds, significant match requirements or other requirements that would discourage end-users from applying for grants.

Ronald Hawkins ( is communications manager for the Security Industry Association (