Grants Programs FY 2010
The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is one of five grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. The TSGP is an important component of the Department’s effort to enhance the security of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The program provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems (which include intracity bus, commuter bus, ferries, and all forms of passenger rail) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies.
The FY 2010 TSGP is authorized by Section 1406 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-53) (the 9/11 Act) and the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-83). The funding priorities for the FY 2010 TSGP reflect the Department’s overall investment strategy. Of these priorities, two are paramount: risk-based funding and regional security cooperation. This document also reflects changes called for in the 9/11 Act and the Public Law 111-83.
The FY 2010 TSGP awards for Tier II agencies are determined through a fully competitive process. Eligible transit agencies in each Tier will compete for a single pool of funds for intracity bus and rail security projects.
FY 2010 TSGP Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 79 KB)
FY 2010 TSGP Fact Sheet (PDF, 79 KB)