State or Federal?
The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) provides funding to port authorities, facility operators, and State and local agencies for activities associated with implementing Area Maritime Security Plans (AMSPs), facility security plans and other port-wide risk management efforts. The vast majority of U.S. maritime critical infrastructure is owned or operated by state, local, territorial and private sector maritime industry partners. PSGP funds available to these entities are intended to improve port-wide maritime security risk management; enhance maritime domain awareness; support maritime security training and exercises; and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities. Considering the current maritime security climate, the program’s concerns focus heavily on incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), cybersecurity, and attacks on soft targets.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, State Government
Eligibility Notes
All entities subject to an Area Maritime Transportation Security Plan (AMSP), as defined by 46 U.S.C. § 70103(b), may apply for PSGP funding. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to: port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies.

Only one application per eligible entity within each Port Area is permitted.

Ferry systems are eligible to apply for FY 2018 PSGP funds. However, any ferry system receiving funds under the FY 2018 PSGP will not be eligible to participate under the FY 2018 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP). Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the TSGP will not be eligible for funding under the PSGP.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 20, 2018
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 21, 2018
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
Match Notes
A match or cost share of 25% percent is required. The non-Federal contribution can be cash or third-party-in-kind. Construction activities require a cash-match.
Department of Homeland Security
Total Amount Available for All Grants
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