AWS Public Sector Partner Program

Build and grow your AWS public sector business

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The AWS Public Sector Partner (PSP) Program validates AWS Partners with cloud-based solutions and experience supporting government, space, education, and nonprofits around the world.

This program helps you grow your public sector business through alignment with AWS public sector sales, marketing, funding, capture, and proposal teams.

Explore success stories and how to get started below.

The AWS Public Sector Partner Program (1:27)

Increase visibility with customers

Earn an AWS Partner badge with the Public Sector designation to promote your business. 

Gain visibility with customers and other partners through a listing in AWS Partner Solutions Finder.

Gain go-to-market support

Build connections with our AWS Partner Development team to expand your public sector expertise (in select regions).

Become eligible for marketing engagements and leverage self-service marketing campaigns, guest blogs, and customer case studies.

Receive additional funding

Qualify for funding benefits specific to AWS Public Sector, designed to help you build a successful AWS-based business.

Reach new customers and grow your business with Marketing Development Funds (MDFs), Partner Opportunity Acceleration (POA) funds, APN Innovation Sandbox Credits, and training discounts.

Leverage curated resources for public sector

Become eligible to apply for AWS Competencies (Government and Education), the Think Big for Small Business Program, and the Global Security & Compliance Acceleration (ATO on AWS) Program.

Build and deploy solutions faster with Rapid Adoption Assistance and Solution Spark resources.

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Success Stories

Get Started

  • Join the AWS Partner Network (APN) at no cost by creating your AWS Partner Central account. 

  • Upon joining the APN, enroll in the Paths based on your customer offerings:

    • For organizations that develop software that runs on or is integrated with AWS., enroll in the Software Path and meet the minimum validation criteria, i.e., successfully complete the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR). Learn more about the AWS FTR »
    • For organizations that leverage AWS to deliver consulting, professional, managed, and resale services, enroll in the Services Path and meet the minimum validation criteria, i.e., achieve AWS Partner Select Tier. Learn more about AWS Partner Tier requirements »
    • Partners must be Validated within their AWS Partner Path Partners must provide two (2) customer references for work completed for a nonprofit, government, education, or space customer. The references are not public and do not need to be for work tied to AWS services. The references can be for the same customer, as long as they are for unique projects.
    • Start with the Navigate enablement track available in Partner Central for prescriptive guidance to grow your expertise in the public sector and meet the program requirements faster.
    • Upon meeting the program requirements, you can apply to the AWS Public Sector Program within Partner Central.
    • Once approved to join the AWS Public Sector Program, you will receive a welcome letter from AWS and you can immediately start taking advantage of AWS Partner benefits, including your AWS Partner badge with Public Sector designation, funding, marketing resources, and more.

AWS Competency Partners for Public Sector

Team up with AWS Competency Partners validated for their deep technical expertise and customer success supporting the unique needs of public sector customers globally.


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AWS Public Safety and Disaster Response Competency Partners


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