Public Sector Partner Program

Helping APN Partners build and accelerate their AWS public sector business

What is the Public Sector Partner Program?

The AWS Public Sector Partner (PSP) Program recognizes APN Partners with solutions and experience in delivering government, education, and nonprofit customer missions around the world. We enable partners to accelerate their business growth on AWS through alignment with our public sector sales, marketing, capture and proposal, and funding teams. Partners also receive designation as a Public Sector Partner in our APN Partner Solutions Finder, and access to additional differentiation programs.


How to Apply

  1. Log into the APN portal  select the “View My APN Account”
  2. Scroll to “Program Details”
  3. Find “AWS Public Sector Partner Program” in the list and select “Apply”

Public Sector Partner Program Benefits

Join a Community

Identify your public sector solution and receive a ‘Public Sector Partner’ APN logo.

Attract New Customers

Feature your company in the APN Partner Solutions Finder as a government, education, and/or nonprofit solution provider and list your contract vehicles and socio-economic status to stand out to prospective customers.

Grow Your AWS Practice

Develop a business plan to expand your public sector customer base and become eligible for additional APN Partner funding benefits.

Generate Demand with AWS Marketing

Access self-service public sector marketing campaigns to co-brand and promote your AWS solution through APN Marketing Central.

Differentiate Your Business

Achieve recognition of your specialized skills by validating your solution through the Government, Education, and Nonprofit Competencies, AWS GovCloud (US) Skill, and AWS Solution Provider programs.

Connect with AWS Public Sector Team

Build your partnership with our sales, solution architect, marketing, bid and proposal teams to expand your AWS public sector expertise.

Public Sector Partner Program Requirements

Consulting Partner Requirements

Requirement Amount
APN Select Tier or Above
Public Sector Practice Customer References 2
Public Sector Practice Web Page

Technology Partner Requirements

Requirement Amount
APN Select Tier or Above
Public Sector Practice Customer References 2
Public Sector Practice Web Page

Public Sector Partner Success Stories


"Smartronix is privileged to be part of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program. Since 2009, Smartronix has delivered mission-critical solutions on AWS for our government customers. This designation reflects our strong commitment to support the transformation efforts of our government clients achieving real value in cloud solutions,” Said Robert Groat EVP, Technology and Strategy. “AWS has provided foundational technologies that enable our customers to save money, deliver innovative citizen centric services, and achieve the highest levels of security for critical government workloads.”

Written Case Study | Video Case Study

AWS Partner Success: Smartronix


“Participation in the AWS Public Sector Partner Program will take one of our most important strategic relationships to the next level,” said Jeff Ray, President and CEO of Ellucian. “AWS cloud infrastructure helps our solutions reach their full potential with the security, extensibility, scalability, and availability that colleges and universities demand. Through our close work together, Ellucian and AWS are changing the way higher education achieves student success – and we look forward to accelerating and building on the tremendous impact we are having on campuses the world over.”

Video Case Study

Ellucian Uses AWS to Host Mission-Critical Apps to Deliver Scale, Security & Innovation to Higher Ed

SmartSimple Software Inc.

“Working with the AWS team has been a truly collaborative experience. They’ve opened doors for us, shared unique growth opportunities and industry-leading tools” said Mike Reid, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of SmartSimple. “Having access to the services of the world’s most trusted cloud service provider has enabled us to offer best-in-class security and technology applications, giving our clients’ peace of mind. AWS has been a great partner, and they’ve been integral to helping us build our brand as we continue to grow. SmartSimple became an AWS Advanced Technology Partner more than 2 years ago. Since then we’ve been awarded statuses as an AWS SaaS Partner, Government Competency Partner, and are now honored to be recognized as a Public Sector Partner.”

Video Case Study

Hear from SmartSimple Software, on How They've Leveraged AWS and the AWS Competency Program

Public Sector Competency Partners

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