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$100M Port Security Grant Program for 2019 is Announced

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The 2019 PORT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (PSGP) application period opened on 12 Apr 2019 AND CLOSES 29 May 2019. Some Key Priorities expressed in the Notice for Funding Opportunity (NOFO) are the following:
  1. Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places;
  2. Enhancing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and improvised explosive device
  3. (IED) prevention, detection, response, and recovery capabilities;
  4. Enhancing cybersecurity; and
  5. Addressing emergent threats, such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Additionally, there was a second tier of priorities that help ensure a comprehensive approach to securing the Nation’s transportation systems expressed in the NOFO. These are:
  1. Effective planning;
  2. Training and awareness campaigns;
  3. Equipment and capital projects; and
  4. Exercises.
Key guidance documents can be found here, and via Grants.Gov.

Note that it is important to use THE NEW PREPAREDNESS GRANTS MANUAL your preparation.

Some key dates, times and guidelines to be aware of:
  • PSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Posted: 12 Apr 2019; Application Submission Deadline: 29 May 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT;
  • Applicants will find the Investment Justification, Budget Worksheet templates once they are posted at in the “Related Documents” tab of the PSGP posting. These templates must be used for each project submitted.
  • All applications must be received by the established deadline 29 May 2019. The Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System has a date stamp that indicates when an application is submitted. Applicants will receive an electronic message confirming receipt of the full application. DHS/FEMA will not review applications that are not received by the deadline or consider these late applications for funding. DHS/FEMA may, however, extend the application deadline on request for any applicant who can demonstrate that good cause exists to justify extending the deadline. Good cause for an extension may include technical problems outside of the applicant’s control that prevent submission of the application by the deadline or other exigent or emergency circumstances.
  • Applicants experiencing technical issues, must notify the respective FEMA (HQ) PSGP Program Analyst prior to the application deadline.
  • If there are programmatic questions or concerns, please contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) by phone at (800) 368-649 .
  • If you are going to apply for this funding opportunity and have not obtained a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and/or are not currently registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), please take immediate action to obtain a DUNS Number, if applicable, and then to register immediately in SAM. It may take four weeks or more after you submit your SAM registration before your registration is active in SAM, then an additional 24 hours for to recognize your information. Information on obtaining a DUNS number and registering in SAM is available from
  • Electronic Delivery - DHS/FEMA is participating in the initiative to provide the grant community with a single site to find and apply for grant funding opportunities. DHS/FEMA requires applicants to submit their initial applications online through and to submit final applications through ND Grants.
If you need assistance in your application, let us know. The NMLEA staff have subject matter experts available to help. Especially in the training, exercise, planning and cyber areas of the PSGP. Just more

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