FY 2012 Port Security Grant Program

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The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) provides funding for transportation infrastructure security activities to implement Area Maritime Transportation Security Plans and facility security plans among port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies required to provide port security services.

Fiscal Year 2012 Port Security Grant Program


Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012: $97,500,000


The purpose of the FY 2012 PSGP is to support increased port-wide risk management; enhanced domain awareness; training and exercises; expansion of port recovery and resiliency capabilities; and further capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices and other non-conventional weapons; and competitively award grant funding to assist ports in obtaining the resources required to support the National Preparedness Goal’s associated mission areas and core capabilities.

Eligible Applicants

Seven port areas have been selected as Group I (highest risk), 48 port areas have been selected as Group II, and 35 port areas have been selected as Group III. Ports not identified in Group I, II, or III will compete for the funding identified for the “All Other Port Areas” Group. Ports that qualified under the “All Other Port Areas” category that are located within Group I, II, or III areas are allowed to receive grant funds from their geographically proximate higher group if the project has regional impact across the entire port area, but not from both funding groups for the same project.

Program Awards
DHS has apportioned a percentage of the total amount available to each of the port area groups. Port areas will compete for funding within their specific group.

Additional Information

  • FY 2012 PSGP Funding Opportunity Announcement (PDF 176KB, TXT 125KB)
  • FY 2012 PSGP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 50KB, TXT 5KB)
  • FY 2012 PSGP Fact Sheet (PDF 397KB, TXT 7KB)
  • FY 2012 PSGP Investment Justification Template (PDF 33KB, TXT 7KB)
  • FY 2012 PSGP Sample Budget Detail Worksheet (PDF 22KB, TXT 7KB)
  • FY 2012 PSGP Sample MOU/MOA Template (PDF 15KB, TXT 3KB)
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04/17/2015 - 16:42
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