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 (email@example.com) for guidance and assistance in your process. We have experienced PSGP professionals that help you navigate!