FY 2008 Transit Security Grant Program

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The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) play an important role in providing grants to the Nation’s key high-threat urban areas to enhance security measures for their critical transit infrastructure including bus, rail, and ferry systems.

Fiscal Year 2008 Transit Security Grant Program

Funding

Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008:  $388,600,000

Purpose

The FY 2008 TSGP provides grants to the Nation’s key high-threat Urban Areas to enhance security measures for their critical transit infrastructure including bus, rail, and ferry systems.  This year, the TSGP will also provide funding to Amtrak for continued security enhancements for its intercity rail operations between key, high-risk urban areas throughout the United States.

Eligible Applicants

Each Governor designates a State Administrative Agency (SAA) to apply for and administer the funds under the TSGP.  The SAA is the only agency eligible to apply for the TSGP, and it is also responsible for obligating program funds to the appropriate transit agencies within 45 days of the receipt of funds.

Fiscal Year 2008 Freight Rail Security Grant Program

Funding

Total Funding Available in FY 2008: $15,000,000

Purpose

The purpose of the FY 2008 Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP) is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies within freight railroad systems.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants for the FY 2008 FRSGP are determined by DHS as Class I, II, and III freight railroad carriers and owners of railroad cars used in the transportation of security-sensitive material. Applicants are divided into two groups based on the types of projects they can apply for: Class I railroad carriers, and Class II and III railroad carriers.

Eligible Class I railroad carriers may request funding for security awareness and emergency response training for frontline employees through “pre-priced” training packages provided they have completed both a vulnerability assessment and a security plan. 

Eligible Class II and Class III railroad carriers may request funding to conduct vulnerability assessments and to develop security plans.

Fiscal Year 2008 Intercity Passenger Rail Program

Funding

Total Funding Available in FY 2008: $25,000,000

Purpose

The purpose of the FY 2008 Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program (Amtrak) is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies within the Amtrak rail system.

Eligible Applicants

Amtrak is the only agency eligible to apply for funding.

Additional Information

  • FY 2008 TSGP Program Guidance and Application Kit (PDF  641KB, TXT 196KB)
  • FY 2008 FRSGP Program Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 448KB, TXT 141KB)
  • FY 2008 IPR Program Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 430KB, TXT 118KB)

Historical Guidance

  • FY 2007 TSGP Program Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 352KB, TXT 137KB)
  • FY 2006 TSGP Program Guidelines and Application Kit (PDF 875KB, TXT 323KB)
  • FY 2005 TSGP Program Guidelines and Application Kit (PDF 310KB, TXT 150KB)
Last Updated: 
07/01/2015 - 09:52
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