Fiscal Year 2022 Intercity Passenger Rail Program Fact Sheet

Release Date:
May 13, 2022

In fiscal year (FY) 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is providing $10 million to Amtrak to promote sustainable, risk-based efforts to protect critical transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism.


The FY 2022 Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program is one of four grant programs that constitute the DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the nation’s critical infrastructure against potential terrorist attacks. IPR provides funds to Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism. Program funds will be awarded to support the creation of sustainable, risk-based efforts to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies.


In FY 2022, the total amount of funds to be distributed under this grant program is $10 million.


The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) is the only entity eligible to apply for funding under the IPR Program.

Funding Guidelines

Consistent with the other non-competitive preparedness grant programs, additional spending requirements are imposed in FY 2022. The National Priority Areas and associated minimum spend requirements for Amtrak are:

Enhancing Cybersecurity: No minimum spend requirement; and

Enhancing the Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places: 5%.

Application Process

Applying under the IPR Program is a multi-step process;. the registration process can take four weeks or more to complete. Therefore, Amtrak is encouraged to register in sufficient time to not hinder its ability to meet required submission deadlines. Please refer to Section D in the FY 2022 IPR Program Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed information and instructions.

Amtrak must submit its initial application at least seven days prior to the June 13, 2022 application deadline through the portal. Applicants needing support should contact the customer support hotline at (800) 518-4726, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week except federal holidays.

Amtrak will be notified by FEMA and asked to proceed with submitting its complete application package in the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System by the application deadline. If Amtrak needs technical support with the ND Grants System, it should contact or (800) 865-4076, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

Amtrak’s completed application must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on June 13, 2022.

IPR Resources

A variety of resources are available to address programmatic, technical and financial questions, which can assist with the IPR Program, including:

The FY 2022 IPR Program NOFO is located online.

The FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual.

For additional program-specific information, Amtrak may contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) help line at (800) 368-6498 or CSID hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

For support regarding financial grants management and budgetary technical assistance, Amtrak may contact the FEMA Award Administration Help Desk via e-mail to

Last updated May 13, 2022