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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 Transit Security Grant Program (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 2014 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 Public Law No: 113-76, H.R.3547 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014.

Please reference the documents below for an overview of highlights and key changes for this year’s program.

TSGP Fact Sheet (pdf, 64kb)
TSGP Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 92kb)
TSGP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Application (pdf, 334kb)
TSGP Investment Justification Template with SSI header/footer (doc, 40kb)
TSGP Sample Budget Detailed Worksheet (pdf, 197kb)

TSGP TTAL Submission Policy (pdf, 130kb)

IPR Funding Opportunity Announcement and Application (pdf, 309kb)
IPR Investment Justification Template with SSI header/footer (doc, 28kb)

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®)

A vital security measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime transportation system.

Global Strategies

OGS Mission: To develop and promote the implementation of effective global transportation security worldwide while ensuring compliance with international and TSA standards.