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Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Program

 
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    CFDA#

    97.067
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Summary

    The OPSG Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and local, Tribal, territorial, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The OPSG Program funds investments in joint efforts to secure the United States borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.

    OPSG is intended to support Border States and territories in accomplishing the following objectives:

    • Increase capability to prevent, protect against, and respond to border security issues;
    • Encourage local operational objectives and capabilities to enhance National and State Homeland Security Strategies (such as the Federal Secure Borders Initiative and United States CBP/ BP strategies);
    • Increase coordination and collaboration among Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies;
    • Continue the distinct capability enhancements required for border security and border protection;
    • Provide intelligence-based operations through CBP/BP Sector Level experts to ensure safety and operational oversight of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies participating in OPSG operational activities;
    • Support a request to the Governor to activate, deploy, or redeploy specialized National Guard Units/Packages and/or elements of State law enforcement to increase or augment specialized/technical law enforcement elements operational activities; and
    • Continue to increase operational, material and technological readiness of State, local, Tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.

    OPSG funds must be used to increase operational capabilities of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial law enforcement, promoting a layered, coordinated approach to law enforcement within United States Border States and territories.  For information regarding allowable costs, see Appendix F of the 2017 Program Guidance at: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1496691855715-4d78d65ebb300900ce6c945931eff2c6/FY_2017_HSGP_NOFO_20170601v2014_605.pdf

     

    History of Funding

    The FY16 allocation to the Operation Stonegarden program was $55,000,000.

    Additional Information

    Subrecipients eligible to apply for funding from their SAA are divided into three tiers:

    • Tier 1 entities are entities on a physical border in states bordering Canada, states bordering Mexico, and states and territories with international water borders. 
    • Tier 2 entities are those not located on the physical border or international water but are contiguous to a Tier 1 county. 
    • Tier 3 entities are those not located on the physical border or international water but are contiguous to a Tier 2 eligible subrecipient.  

    Contacts

    Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID)

    Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID)
    500 C Street SW
    Washington', DC 20472
    (800) 368-6498
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Awards are made to State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) of Border States.   The SAA must pass through 100% of OPSG allocations to eligible jurisdictions.  State agencies, local and Tribal law enforcement agencies that are located along the border of the United States may then apply to states for sub-grants.

    Deadline Details

    SAAs were to apply to FEMA on behalf of state and local agencies by June 22, 2017.  Local deadlines vary based on state administration.  

    Award Details

    Up to $55,000,000 is available in total funding for FY 2017.  OPSG funds are allocated based on the risk to the security of the border.  Awards will last for 36 months. Cost sharing/matching is not required.




     

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