FY 2010 Preparedness Grant Programs Overview: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) [open pdf - 345KB]
"The purpose of the FY 2010 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies. The FY 2010 TSGP Guidance and Application Kit will be available on December 11, 2009. Eligible agencies were determined by the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) list and the National Transit Database. TSGP Tier I will continue to be comprised of the transit agencies in the highest risk urban areas and will continue to utilize the cooperative agreement process. TSGP Tier II will consist of all other eligible transit agencies. Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2010 TSGP and receive funds under the TSGP Tier I cooperative agreement process. However, any ferry system electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2010 TSGP cannot participate in the FY 2010 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2010 PSGP. Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the PSGP cannot be considered for funding under the TSGP. TSGP Tier I awards are subject to a non-competitive review process, whereas TSGP Tier II awards are determined by a fully competitive review process. TSGP Tier I allocations are subject to change based on the result of the TSGP Tier II competitive review process."
United States Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/