DHS provides security grants to mass transit and passenger rail systems, intercity bus companies, freight railroad carriers, ferries and the trucking industry to help protect the public and nation’s critical transportation infrastructure against acts of terrorism and other large-scale events. The grants support high-impact security projects that have a high efficacy in reducing the most risk to our nation's transportation systems.
Transit Security Grant Program
The TSGP is one of the grant programs that directly support transportation infrastructure security activities. TSGP is one tool in the comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. TSGP provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems (which include intra-city 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 2013 TSGP was initially authorized in Section 1406 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53 (6 U.S.C. 1135) and is currently funded under The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6).
Please reference the documents below for an overview of highlights and key changes for this year’s program:
- TSGP Fact Sheet (pdf, 119kb)
- TSGP Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 170kb)
- TSGP Funding Opportunity Announcement (pdf, 325kb)
- TSGP Investment Justification Template (pdf, 54kb)
- TSGP Investment Justification Template with SSI Header/Footer (doc, 40kb)
- (Note to user: non-completed template is not SSI)
- TSGP Budget Detail Worksheet (pdf, 274kb)
- TSGP Remediation Guide (pdf, 143kb)
- TSGP Security Plan (pdf, 199kb)
- TSGP TTAL Submission Policy FY 2013 (pdf, 130kb)
- TSGP Rollout Workshop Presentation (pdf, 316kb)