AWS Public Sector Partner Program

Build and grow your AWS public sector business

What is the AWS Public Sector Partner Program?

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

AWS enables you to grow your AWS public sector business through alignment with our public sector sales, marketing, funding, capture, and proposal teams. Attaining an AWS Public Sector Partner designation enables you to access Partner programs specific to public sector that will help you grow your business. You also gain visibility with customers by being promoted across AWS webpages including AWS Partner Solutions Finder.

Discover program benefits, how to join the program, and success stories below.

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AWS Public Sector Partner Program Benefits

Increase visibility with customers

Increase visibility with customers

Receive an AWS Public Sector Partner badge to showcase your designation on your marketing assets.

Gain visibility to customers with AWS Partner Solutions Finder priority ranking that allows you to be searchable by other Partners and customers.
Gain go-to-market support

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

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 meet your unique business needs with Marketing Development Funds (MDFs), Partner Opportunity Acceleration (POA) funds, APN Innovation Sandbox Credits, and training discounts.

Access programs specific to public sector

Access programs specific to public sector

Become eligible for AWS Partner programs including AWS Competencies (Government and Education) and the AWS Solution Provider Program.

You can also participate in Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS, the AI/ML Rapid Adoption Assistance Initiative, and the Think Big for Small Business program.

AWS Public Sector Partner Journey

If you haven’t already registered your company with the APN, join the APN by creating your AWS Partner Central account at no cost.

As you register with the APN, be sure to indicate whether you provide professional, consulting, managed services or if you have a solution that runs on or is integrated with AWS. Follow these steps to get started on your AWS Public Sector Partner Journey.

Do you have a software solution that runs on or is integrated with AWS?

  • Step 1: Build your foundation for the program
  • Step 2: Meet requirements
  • Step 3: Apply
  • Step 1: Build your foundation for the program
    • Join the AWS ISV Partner Path: Once you have indicated that you have a solution that runs or is integrated with AWS upon registration with APN, you will gain instant access to AWS ISV Partner Path through AWS Partner Central
    • Start with the APN Navigate Foundations Track for ISVs: Upon joining the AWS ISV Partner Path, start your journey with the APN Navigate Track for ISVs to receive step-by-step guidance on how to build products using the AWS Well-Architected Framework and conduct an AWS Well-Architected Review
    • Prepare for the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR): AWS FTR enables you to identify and remediate risks in your products or solutions. AWS Partners can prepare for an FTR by completing an AWS Well-Architected Review with the Foundational Technical Review Lens
    • Conduct an AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR): With support from your Partner Solution Architect, conduct an AWS Foundational Technical Review to verify your solutions on AWS. Upon successful completion of the FTR and payment of the annual APN fee, you can earn the "Reviewed by AWS" solution badge to promote your solutions to customer
    • Upon successful completion of the AWS FTR, you may continue the application process for the AWS Public Sector Partner program
  • Step 2: Meet requirements
    • Pay the APN Annual Fee: Upon successful completion of the FTR, and payment of the annual APN fee, you can earn the "Reviewed by AWS" Solution badge and access to various AWS Partner programs
    • Provide references: Prepare 2 examples of work (IT workloads/transactions, managed/professional IT services) delivered to public sector customers within the last 24 months for each industry (Government, Education, and/or Nonprofit) for which you are applying. Please note that the requested references are not shared publicly, but are only viewed internally to validate an established public sector practice
  • Step 3: Apply
    • Upon meeting the program requirements, you can log into the APN Portal and apply to the AWS Public Sector Program, available under Program details
    • The AWS Public Sector team will review your application. Once you are approved to join the AWS Public Sector Program, you will receive a welcome letter from AWS. You can immediately start taking advantage of the AWS Public Sector Partner benefits

Do you provide professional, consulting, managed, or any other services?

  • Step 1: Build your foundation for the program
  • Step 2: Meet requirements
  • Step 3: Apply
  • Step 1: Build your foundation for the program
  • Step 2: Meet requirements
    • Become an AWS Select Tier Consulting Partner: AWS Partners must meet the AWS Select Tier Consulting Partner requirements and pay the APN Annual fee before applying for AWS Public Sector Partner program. You can check your APN tier status in the Partner Scorecard on AWS Partner Central. Explore AWS Consulting Partner Requirements »
    • Provide references: Prepare 2 examples of work (IT workloads/transactions, managed/professional IT services) delivered to public sector customers within the last 24 months for each industry (Government, Education, and/or Nonprofit) for which you are applying. Please note that the requested references are not shared publicly, but are only viewed internally to validate an established public sector practice
  • Step 3: Apply
    • Upon meeting the program requirements, you can log into the APN Portal and apply to the AWS Public Sector Program, available under Program details
    • The AWS Public Sector team will review your application. Once you are approved to join the AWS Public Sector Program, you will receive a welcome letter from AWS. You can immediately start taking advantage of the AWS Public Sector Partner benefits

AWS Public Sector Partner Success Stories

Learn how AWS Partners are driving innovation in the Public sector space for their customers.

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