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FY 2009 Port Security Grant Program

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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 2009 Port Security Grant Program


Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009: $388,600,000


The PSGP funds are primarily intended to assist ports in enhancing maritime domain awareness, enhancing risk management capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices, weapons of mass destruction  and other non-conventional weapons, as well as training and exercises and Transportation Worker Identification Credential implementation.

Eligible Applicants

Seven port areas have been selected as Group I (highest risk) and forty-eight port areas have been selected as Group II. Ports not identified in Group I or II are eligible to apply as a Group III or "All Other Port Areas" applicant.  Under a fifth group eligible ferry systems may also apply for funding. “All Other Port Areas” within Group I, II or III 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.  Eligible ferry systems identified in the FY 2009 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Guidance that elect to participate and receive funds under the FY 2009 TSGP cannot participate in the PSGP. 

Additional Information

  • FY 2009 PSGP Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 287 KB, TXT 116 KB)
  • FY 2009 PSGP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 49 KB, TXT 6KB)
  • FY 2009 PSGP Investment Justification Template (DOC 85 KB)
  • FY 2009 PSGP Sample Budget Detail Worksheet (DOC 48 KB)
Last Updated: 
04/21/2015 - 10:13