Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG)

The 2021 Operation Stonegarden Request for Proposals (RFP's) is now closed.


The OPSG Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. The OPSG Program provides funding to support 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.

Application Materials

2021 Vermont Operation Stonegarden Funding Opportunity (RFP)

2021 Operation Stonegarden Grant Application

2021 Application Signature Page

Department of Public Safety Pre-Award Risk Assessment (link to Microsoft Form)

2021 Explanation of Application Requirements

FEMA Authorized Equipment List (AEL) (At the link, you may find it helpful to download and utilize the Excel formatted AEL to locate your project AEL number)


Grant Guidance

Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Information (an EHP review may be required if your proposed project(s) have the potential to impact the environment, including but not limited to the construction of communication towers, modification or renovation of existing buildings, structures and facilities, or new construction including replacement of facilities.)

FEMA Core Capabilities Definitions

Property Records List

2 CFR 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (link). 

DPS Financial Compliance Guide

DPS Affirmative Steps Job Aid

FEMA Training: Purchasing Under a FEMA Award Training: Top Ten Procurement Mistakes (Link to FEMA flyer to register)

HSU Contact Information

Vermont Homeland Security Unit                                For all HSGP/NSPG/Grant related questions: DPS.HSUGrants@vermont.gov

VIC Contact Information

Vermont Intelligence Center