Calling All Ports and Maritime Security Stakeholders Seeking to Apply for the Port Security Grant




By Sareth Neak, President & Publisher, Maritime Security Outlook

Below is a notice I recieved from the Port Security Grant Program Office about their upcoming conference calls to educate those who are interested about the Port Security Grant Program.  If you are interested in the program, please make time for the call.

Dear PSGP Stakeholders,

PSGP will host another annual series of outreach calls designed to familiarize you with PSGP, its nuances, and any changes from past rounds.  Please join us and feel free to invite others who may not have received this invite.
All PSGP Stakeholders seeking to apply for PSGP funding, all USCG Captains of the Ports (COTPs) and Port Security Specialists (PSSs), and PSGP partners are invited.

Topics of Discussion will include:

  • A brief overview of the program and application process;
  • A review of the program priorities and outline of the project evaluation process;
  • And a look at some best practices and helpful hints for submitting successful applications.

We will open the lines for questions and will provide a follow up e-mails as needed.  Callers may attend multiple sessions.  A copy of the NOFO and application materials can be found at and on the

Each  call should will start in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will last no more than 90 minutes.  Please see below for schedule and PSGP moderator:

  • Wednesday June 7th, 0900 - Rene Phillips
  • Wednesday June 7th, 1400 - Matt Patterson
  • Monday June 12th, 0900 - Mel Vanterpool
  • Monday June 12th, 1400 - Cara Blair

To participate using Adobe Connect, click here:
To participate using teleconference, call: 1-800-320-4330, PIN 582442

Please also consider attending the ND Grants Online Training for FEMA Grantees (Invites are sent periodically via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-800-865-4076) for details.

Rules of Conduct:  Please sign in with your name and organization/agency you represent (e.g. Patrice FEMA/PSGP). Please be sure to mute your lines during the call.  Please read the NOFO prior to attending the call.  Please do not discuss any specific project details (i.e. Sensitive Security Information) on the calls.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with any other questions or concerns you might have.



U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Telephone 202-646-3444