The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) plays an important role in providing grant funding to port areas for the protection of critical port infrastructure from terrorism
Fiscal Year 2008 Port Security Grant Program
Total Funding Available in FY 2008: $388,600,000
The FY 2008 PSGP funds help ports enhance their risk management capabilities, domain awareness, training and exercises, and capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices and other non-conventional weapons.
All PSGP applicants are required to be fully compliant with relevant Maritime Security Regulations (33 CFR parts 101-106). Any open or outstanding Notices of Violation (NOVs) that have not been resolved prior to the
application submission deadline will result in the applicant being denied for consideration of FY 2008 PSGP funding.
Within the PSGP, the following entities are specifically encouraged to apply:
- Owners or operators of federally regulated terminals, facilities, US inspected passenger vessels or ferries as defined in the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 101, 104, 105, and 106
- Port authorities or other State and local agencies that are required to provide security services to eligible Ferry System applicants (MTSA regulated facilities) pursuant to a AMSP or a facility or vessel security plan
- Consortia composed of local river organizations, ports and terminal associations, and other local stakeholder groups representing federally regulated ports, terminals, US inspected passenger vessels or ferries that are required to provide security services to federally regulated facilities in accordance with an AMSP or a facility or vessel security plan
- Group I and II Fiduciary Agents as identified under the FY 2007 Supplemental PSGP Guidance