Fiscal Year 2005 Buffer Zone Protection Program: Program Guidelines and Application Kit   [open pdf - 265KB]

"On October 18, 2004, the President signed the Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, thereby providing vital funding needed to ensure the safety and security of our homeland. Through a partnership between the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) and the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will provide protective action funding to protect and secure critical infrastructure and key resource (CI/KR) sites across the country. This infrastructure protection funding represents a significant commitment by Congress to better secure America against the threat posed by terrorism. The Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) is designed to reduce vulnerabilities of CI/KR sites by extending the protected area around a site into the surrounding community and supporting the prevention and preparedness efforts of local first responders. The FY 2005 BZPP grants will provide funding for the equipment and management of these protective actions at CI/KR sites across the country, so that we can better safeguard our nation and minimize the potential for terrorist attacks. The BZPP reflects the Department's commitment to work closely with the nation's prevention, preparedness and response communities and the private sector in a unified national effort to combat terrorism and secure our homeland. Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) funding will significantly enhance the protection around Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource (CI/KR) sites and deter threats or incidents of terrorism aimed at those facilities."

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