US: $200 Million Funding Available for Transit Security Grant Program

WASHINGTON, June 3 -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department's Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 75 discretionary grants for the FY 2011 Transit Security Grant Program to strengthen the nation's critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.

The estimated total program funding available was cited as $200,079,000.

This funding opportunity is open to state, county, city, township and special district governments.

A funding opportunity notice from FEMA states: "The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is one tool among a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and 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 intra-city bus, commuter bus, freight rail, 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 funding opportunity number is DHS-11-GPD-075-000-03 (CDFA 97.075). It was posted on May 19 with an application closing date of July 5.

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