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  • Mark DuPont

$100M Available through the Port Security Grant Program!

The Department of Homeland Security has announced its grant programs for 2020, and among them is the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). $100 Million will be available, and an overview of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be found by clicking here. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Deadlines: April 8th for initial application, and April 15th, 2020 at 5:00 PM for final application.

  • There is a cost share requirement, 25% for public sector, 50% for public sector.

  • Cost share requirement is waived for training of law enforcement agencies in security zone enforcement, or for applications totaling $25,000 or less.

  • Priority Areas: Enhancing Cybersecurity ; Enhancing the Protection of Soft Targets and Crowded Places; Training and Awareness; Planning; Addressing Emerging Threats, such as Transnational Criminal Organizations, WMD and UAS

  • Eligible Applicants: All entities subject to an Area Maritime Security Plan

Note that a lot of things have to happen in order for your application to go through, so feel free to reach out to the NMLEA ( for guidance and assistance in your process. We have experienced PSGP professionals that help you navigate!

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