Overview: FY 2007 Infrastructure Protection Program   [open pdf - 102KB]

"The DHS Infrastructure Protection Program (IPP) is designed to strengthen the Nation's ability to protect critical infrastructure facilities and systems. IPP is comprised of five separate grant programs: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP), Trucking Security Program (TSP), and Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including strengthening infrastructure against explosive attacks, preparedness, planning, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and security management and administration costs. IPP programs support objectives outlined in the interim National Preparedness Goal and related national preparedness doctrine, such as the National Incident Management System, National Response Plan, and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. The FY07 IPP contains significant improvements based upon extensive outreach to stakeholders. In addition, the risk assessments that form the basis for eligibility under the IPP have been simplified, refined and considerably strengthened. This year's IPP grants affirm commitment to risk-based funding and deepen commitment to assisting with regional planning and security coordination. Transit agencies will be provided greater flexibility to address high-risk threats by combining all intracity rail and bus funding so local authorities can more effectively implement local security initiatives. Additionally, Some IPP grants will be executed as cooperative agreements which allows for more collaboration between DHS and the applicants in refining funding proposals. DHS has also created multiple opportunities for applicants to consult with the Department's grant program and subject matter experts during the review process and prior to the announcement of awards."

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