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Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG)

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.

PDF icon Operation Stonegarden FAQs
File Operation Stonegarden Equipment Marking

Integrated Planning Teams (IPT)

The primary function of the Operation Stonegarden IPTs as designated in the FEMA Notice of Funding Opportunity is to coordinate on all aspects of OPSG application, planning and de-briefings. In making grant funding recommendations, the OPSG IPTs take into account various factors, including the need for funding to certain agencies based on the illegal activity occurring in an area and the impact that the funding will have in that area in combating transnational threats.  Other factors such as the available staff of an agency, past performance under the OPSG grant, past compliance with reporting requirements and grant guidelines, the quality of the OPSG Budget Template and Justification may be taken into consideration by the OPSG IPTs in making allocation decisions.  The OPSG IPTs meet on an as needed basis.  The IPTs consist of representatives from:

  • Border County Sheriff’s Office/Department (Chair)
  • CBP/Border Patrol 
  • Up to two (2) municipal law enforcement agencies (two-year term)
  • Tribal law enforcement agency (if applicable) (two-year term)
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Arizona Department of Homeland Security

Grant Award Information

FFY 2021

PDF icon FFY 2021 OPSG OVERTIME-MILEAGE Subrecipient Agreement - print two copies and return to AZDOHS with original signatures.
PDF icon FFY 2021 OPSG EQUIPMENT Subrecipient Agreement - print two copies and return to AZDOHS with original signatures.

Environmental and Historical Preservation (EHP) Information

OPSG Operational Forms

Resources

Guidance, Instructions & Policies