FY 2012 Transit Security Grant Program

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Total Funding Available in FY 2012: $87,500,000

Purpose: 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 and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure. The FY 2012 TSGP plays an important role in the implementation of PPD-8 by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities to fulfill the National Preparedness Goal (NPG). 

Eligible Applicants: 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 2012 TSGP and receive funds.   However, any ferry system electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2012 TSGP will not be eligible to participate under the FY 2012 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2012 PSGP.  Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the PSGP will not be eligible for funding under the TSGP.  

Program Awards: DHS intends to focus its available transit security grant dollars on the highest-risk systems through a competitive process.

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 such that 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.  

Additional Information


  • FY 2012 TGSP Funding Opportunity Announcement (PDF 199KB, TXT 108KB) 
  • FY 2012 TSGP FAQs (PDF 50KB, TXT 5KB)
  • FY 2012 TSGP Fact Sheet (PDF 393KB, TXT 6KB)
  • FY 2012 TSGP Investment Justification Template (PDF 31KB, TXT 8KB)
  • FY 2012 TSGP Budget Detail Worksheet (PDF 23KB, TXT 8KB) 
  • FY 2012 TSGP Regional Transit Security Strategy Requirement (PDF 89KB, TXT 9KB)
  • FY 2012 TSGP Remediation Plan Guide (PDF 15KB, TXT 3KB)
Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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