Port Security Grants

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) is one of four grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against potential terrorist attacks. PSGP provides funds to state, territorial, local, and private sector partners to support increased port-wide risk management and protect critical surface transportation infrastructure from acts of terrorism.

The total amount of funds distributed under the FY 2020 PSGP is $100 million.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, port authorities, facility operators, and State and local government agencies. A facility operator owns, leases, or operates any structure or facility of any kind located in, on, under, or adjacent to any waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Examples of facility operators include, but are not limited to, terminal operators, ferry systems, bar/harbor pilots, and merchant’s exchanges.

All entities subject to an Area Maritime Security Plan as defined by 46 U.S.C. § 70103(b), may apply for PSGP funding.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on April 15, 2020.

Bonus for Addressing Cybersecurity

Applicants who sufficiently address the Cybersecurity National Priority will receive a 20 percent increase to their project scores. Refer to Section E of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) NOFO for additional details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be accessed here.

The FY 2020 PSGP NOFO is located online at http://www.fema.gov/grants as well as on www.grants.gov.