FY 2009 Transit Security Grant Program

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The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) plays an important role in providing funds to owners and operators of transit systems to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies.

Fiscal Year 2009 Transit Security Grant Program 

Funding

Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009: $348,600,000

Purpose

The FY 2009 TSGP provides grant funding to the nation’s key high-threat urban areas to enhance security measures for their critical transit infrastructure including bus, ferry and rail systems.

Eligible Applicants

Transit agencies eligible for FY 2009 TSGP funding were identified using a comprehensive, empirically-grounded risk analysis model. The risk methodology for the TSGP is consistent across modes and is linked to the risk methodology used to determine eligibility for the core DHS State and local grant programs. TSGP basic eligibility is derived from the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI).

Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2009 TSGP, and receive funds under the Tier I cooperative agreement process. However, any ferry system electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2009 TSGP cannot participate in the FY 2009 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2009 PSGP. Likewise, any ferry system that participates in PSGP cannot be considered for funding under TSGP.

Fiscal Year 2009 Freight Rail Security Grant Program 

Funding

Total Funding Available in FY 2009: $15,000,000

Purpose

In FY 2009, the Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP) will fund security training for frontline employees, the completion of vulnerability assessments, the development of security plans within the freight rail industry and GPS tracking systems for railroad cars transporting toxic inhalation materials (TIH).

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are divided into groups based on the types of projects they can apply for: Class I, II and III railroad carriers, and owners of railroad cars transporting TIH. Eligible railroad carriers may ONLY request funding for security awareness, emergency response training for railroad frontline employees and the completion of vulnerability assessments and security plans.

Fiscal Year 2009 Intercity Passenger Rail 

Funding

Total Funding Available in FY 2009: $25,000,000

Purpose

The purpose of the FY 2009 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 2009 TSGP Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 302KB, TXT 118KB)
  • FY 2009 TSGP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 49KB, TXT 8KB)
  • FY 2009 TSGP Investment Justification Template (DOC 145KB)
  • FY 2009 TSGP Sample Budget Detail Worksheet (DOC 44KB)
  • FY 2009 TSGP Vulnerability Assessment and Security Plan Certification Statement (DOC 27KB)
  • FY 2009 FRSGP Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 204KB, TXT 118KB)
  • FY 2009 FRSGP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 48KB, TXT 9KB)
  • FY 2009 FRSGP Investment Justification (DOC 103KB)
  • FY 2009 FRSGP Sample Budget Detail Worksheet (DOC 44KB)
  • FY 2009 FRSGP Vulnerability Assessment and Security Plan Certification Statement for 49 CFR Part 172 (DOC 25KB)
  • FY 2009 IPR Program Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 242KB, TXT 118KB)
  • FY 2009 IPR Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 50KB, TXT 10KB)
  • FY 2009 IPR Program Investment Justification Template (DOC 87KB)
  • FY 2009 IPR Program Sample Budget Detail Worksheet (DOC 44 KB)
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04/21/2015 - 14:29
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