Total Funding Available in FY 2014: $10,000,000
Purpose: The Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program provides funds to the National Passenger Railroad Corporation (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 FY 2014 IPR Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The FY 2014 IPR’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.
Eligible Applicants: The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) was the only entity eligible to apply for funding under the FY 2014 IPR Program. DHS partnered 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.