Grant Details

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Program

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    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


    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.


    History of Funding

    The FY2022 allocation to the Operation Stonegarden program was $90,000,000. Recipient states can be found on page 7 here:

    Additional Information

    For FY 2022, DHS/FEMA will award OPSG funds based on risk and the anticipated effectiveness of the proposed use of grant funds upon completion of the application review process. The FY 2022 OPSG risk assessment is designed to identify the risk to border security and to assist with the distribution of funds for the grant program. Funding under OPSG is distributed based on the risk to the security of the border and the effectiveness of the proposed projects. 


    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. 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. 

    Deadline Details

    SAAs are to apply to FEMA on behalf of state and local agencies by June 3, 2022. Local deadlines vary based on state administration.  

    Award Details

    Up to $90,000,000 is available in total funding for FY2022. OPSG funds are allocated based on the risk to the security of the border. Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods will extend up to 36-months, starting October 1, 2022.

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