Kimberly Chatman

Program Analyst, Port Security Grant Program

Grant Programs Directorate, PGD
Federal Emergency Management Agency


Ms. Chatman has 18 years of experience with Federal Assistance Grants. She currently holds a position as Program Analyst in the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) within the Transportation Infrastructure Security Branch of FEMA’s Grants Directorate. Over the last 5 years she has provided grant program guidance to PSGP recipients. Her portfolio of grants mainly encompass states within FEMA Region III (DC, WV, VA, PA, and MD).
Ms. Chatman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Bowie State University. After receiving her BS, Ms. Chatman worked as a research assistant at a consulting firm located in Bethesda Maryland. She assisted in the facilitation of research studies with the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services. Experience gained as a research assistant lead to a position as a senior Grants Management Specialist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Rockville Maryland.
Prior to taking her current role at FEMA, Ms. Chatman worked as a Compliance Officer for Human Studies at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. As a Program Analyst in the Port Security Grant Program, Ms. Chatman welcomes the transition from the world of health research grants to National security grants.