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 2011 Transit Security Grant Program
Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011: $200,079,000
The FY 2011 TSGP provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems (which include intracity bus, commuter bus, ferries, and all forms of passenger rail) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies.
Eligible transit agencies are determined based on daily unlinked passenger trips (ridership) and transit systems that serve historically eligible Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdictions. Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2011 TSGP and receive funds. However, any ferry system electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2011 TSGP cannot participate in the FY 2011 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2011 PSGP. Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the PSGP cannot be considered for funding under the TSGP.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) once again intends to focus its available transit security grant dollars on the highest-risk systems in our country’s largest metropolitan areas. Eligible transit agencies are determined based on daily unlinked passenger trips (ridership) and transit systems that serve historically eligible UASI jurisdictions.
DHS has identified critical infrastructure assets of national concern through the Top Transit Asset List (TTAL). Critical infrastructure assets are those vital to the functionality and continuity of a major transit system that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, public health or safety, or any combination thereof. With the creation of the TTAL, DHS can now target funding to the remediation of those assets on the list in an informed and risk-based approach.
DHS has also identified priority project types and placed them into groups based on their effectiveness to reduce risk. Certain types of projects that are effective at addressing risk will be given priority consideration for funding. These groups have been prioritized based upon departmental priorities and their ability to elevate security on a system-wide level, to elevate security to critical infrastructure assets, and to reduce the risk of catastrophic events and consequences.
- FY 2011 TGSP Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 577KB, TXT 108KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Award Administration Information (PDF 340KB, TXT 56KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 52KB, TXT 6KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Fact Sheet (PDF 133KB, TXT 5KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Investment Justification Template (PDF 32KB, TXT 8KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Sample Budget Detail Worksheet (PDF 21KB, TXT 8KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Regional Transit Security Strategy Requirement (PDF 89KB, TXT 10KB)
- FY 2011 TSGP Remediation Plan Guide (PDF 15KB, TXT 3KB)