"The Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) is one of several grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 focus on infrastructure security activities. The BZPP 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 FY 2010 BZPP is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-83). The vast majority of America's critical infrastructure is owned and/or operated by State, local and private sector partners. The funds provided by the BZPP are provided to increase the preparedness capabilities of jurisdictions responsible for the safety and security of communities surrounding high-priority critical infrastructure and key resource (CIKR) assets through allowable planning and equipment acquisition. The purpose of this package is to provide: (1) an overview of the BZPP and (2) the formal grant guidance and application materials needed to apply for funding under the program. Also included is an explanation of DHS management requirements for implementation of a successful application."
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