The Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community. The IPR Program supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs.
Fiscal Year 2013 Intercity Passenger Rail Program
Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013: $9,490,500
The FY 2013 IPR Program is one of the DHS’s FY 2013 grant programs which directly support transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. The IPR Program provides funds to Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of the Amtrak rail system.
The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) was the only entity eligible to apply for funding under the FY 2013 IPR Program. DHS will partner with Amtrak to develop security enhancements for eligible intercity passenger rail operations in all eligible Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Areas Amtrak passes through or services.