Rail and Transit Security Grant Program

 

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) ? Amtrak program is one of four grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA?s focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of 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. IPR provides funds to Amtrak to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the IPR program supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience. The 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for the field of emergency management and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. IPR supports the goal of Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. We invite all of our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a more prepared and resilient Nation. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is one of four grant programs that constitute DHS/FEMA?s focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of 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 provides funds to transit agencies to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies. The FY 2019 TSGP represents one part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the TSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience. The recently released 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for the field of emergency management and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. The TSGP supports the goal of Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. We invite all of our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a more prepared and resilient Nation. Objectives Within this broader construct, the objective of the FY 2019 IPR is to provide funds to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for the protection of critical transportation infrastructure and the travelling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transportation infrastructure. Performance Metrics Performance metrics for this program are as follows: ? Percent Change in the relative risk score for the top fifty (50) most critical assets. ? Percentage of funding building new capabilities ? Percentage of funding sustaining existing capabilities Priorities Given the evolving threat landscape, it is incumbent upon DHS/FEMA to continuously evaluate the national risk profile and set priorities that help ensure appropriate allocation of scarce security dollars. In assessing the national risk profile for FY 2019, four priority areas emerge: 1) Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places; 2) Enhancing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and improvised explosive device (IED) prevention, detection, response, and recovery capabilities; 3) Enhancing cybersecurity; and 4) Addressing emergent threats, such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Likewise, there are several enduring security needs that crosscut the Transportation Sector and form a second tier of priorities that help ensure a comprehensive approach to securing the Nation?s transportation systems. These are: 1) Effective planning; 2) Training and awareness campaigns; 3) Equipment and capital projects; and 4) Exercises. Within this broader construct, the objective of the FY 2019 TSGP is to provide funds to eligible public transportation systems (which include intra-city bus, ferries, and all forms of passenger rail) for the protection of critical transportation infrastructure and the travelling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.075
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Priorities and scoring were focused on funding projects that had a direct connection to a transit agency’s threat and vulnerability assessments. 53 applications (193 projects) were reviewed, requesting $380,246,307 in funding. 32 transit agencies are funded totaling $87,000,000 Funding was awarded for this program.
Fiscal Year 2017 It is expected that funding will be awarded to fund eligible publicly owned operators of public transportation systems (which include intra-city bus, commuter bus, ferries, and all forms of passenger rail) to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.
Fiscal Year 2019 It is expected that funds will be appropriated and allocated to this program.
Authorization
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Section 1406, Public Law 110-53, 6 U.S.C. 1135
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Agencies eligible for the FY 2019 TSGP are determined based upon daily unlinked passenger trips (ridership) and transit systems that serve historically eligible Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdictions as indicated below. Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2019 TSGP and receive funds under this program. However, any ferry system electing to participate in and receive funds under the FY 2019 TSGP will not be eligible to participate under the FY 2019 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2019 PSGP. Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the FY 2019 PSGP will not be eligible for funding under the TSGP. Sections 1405 (6 U.S.C. SS 1134) and 1406 (6 U.S.C. SS 1135) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 require that high risk public transportation agencies that receive grant funding develop a security plan based on a security assessment. Additionally, the statutes direct that grant funds be used to address items in the security assessment or the security plan. To be eligible for the FY 2019 TSGP, transit agencies must have developed or updated their security plan. The security plan must be based on a security assessment, such as the Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE), which is performed by the Transportation Security Inspectors-Surface Division of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This security assessment must have been conducted within the three years prior to receiving an FY 2019 TSGP award. A copy of the security plan and security assessment must be provided to DHS/FEMA upon request. Please see the Preparedness Grants Manual for more information on security plan requirements. Entities providing transit security (e.g., city/county police departments or the public transportation agencies' own police departments) for a public transportation agency must approve the security plan. The signature of a responsible official from the agency's transit security provider serves as this approval. If there is more than one provider in the core service area, all transit security providers must review and concur with the plan. Associated documentation of this approval must be provided to DHS/FEMA upon request. In addition, agencies' transit security providers are encouraged to review the Investment Justifications (IJs) prior to submission. Each public transportation agency receiving funds through this program must also participate in a Regional Transit Security Working Group (RTSWG) or develop a RTSWG if one does not already exist. The RTSWG should serve as the forum for regional partners to discuss risk, planning efforts, and mitigation strategies. These discussions should be held regardless of funding to continue enhancing the overall security of the region. Regional working groups are a best practice for enhancing security and are encouraged for all jurisdictions. The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) is the only entity eligible to apply for funding under FY 2019 IPR Program. For more information, refer to the FY 2019 TSGP and IPR Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation. In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, Management of Domestic Incidents, the adoption of NIMS is a requirement to receive Federal preparedness assistance, through grants, contracts, and other activities. Prior to allocation of any Federal preparedness awards in FY 2019, grantee must ensure compliance and/or alignment with the NIMS implementation plan. The list of objectives against which progress and achievement are assessed and reported can be found at http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/ImplementationGuidanceStakeholders.shtm#item2. The primary grantee/administrator of FY 2019 TSGP and IPR Program award funds is responsible for determining if sub-awardees have demonstrated sufficient progress in NIMS implementation to disburse awards.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Specialized group; general public.
Credentials/Documentation
Sections 1405 (6 U.S.C. SS 1134) and 1406 (6 U.S.C. SS 1135) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 require that high risk public transportation agencies that receive grant funding develop a security plan based on a security assessment. Additionally, the statutes direct that grant funds be used to address items in the security assessment or the security plan. To be eligible for the FY 2019 IPR, Amtrak must have developed, or updated, its security plan. The security plan must be based on a security assessment, such as the Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE), which is performed by the Transportation Security Inspectors-Surface Division of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). This security assessment must have been conducted within the last three years prior to receiving an FY 2019 IPR award. A copy of the security plan and security assessment must be provided to DHS/FEMA upon request. Entities providing transit security (e.g., city/county police department or a public transportation agency's own police department) for a public transportation agency must approve the security plan. The signature of a responsible official from the agency's transit security provider serves as this approval. If there is more than one provider in the core service area, all transit security providers must review and concur with the plan. Associated documentation of this approval must be provided to DHS/FEMA upon request. In addition, the agency's transit security provider is encouraged to review the Investment Justifications (IJs) prior to submission. In order to be eligible for the FY 2019 TSGP, transit agencies must have developed and/or updated their security plan, which must be based on a security assessment such as the Baseline Assessment and Security Enhancement (BASE) performed by Transportation Security Inspectors-Surface from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), within the last three years. A copy of the Security Plan and security assessment must be available for DHS review upon request.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Yes for TSGP.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Agencies eligible for FY 2019 TSGP are determined based upon daily unlinked passenger trips (ridership) and transit systems that serve historically eligible Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdictions. Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2019 TSGP and receive funds. However, any ferry system electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2019 TSGP will not be eligible to participate under the FY 2019 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2019 PSGP. Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the PSGP will not be eligible for funding under the TSGP. The 9/11 Act requires that high risk public transportation agencies, including those that receive grant funding, must develop a security plan based on a security assessment. Additionally, the legislation directs that grant funds be used to address items in the security assessment or the security plan. In order to be eligible for the FY 2019 TSGP, transit agencies must have developed and/or updated their security plan, which must be based on a security assessment such as the Baseline Assessment and Security Enhancement (BASE) performed by Transportation Security Inspectors-Surface from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), within the last three years. A copy of the Security Plan and security assessment must be available for DHS review upon request. Entities providing transit security (e.g., city/county police department, transit agency's own police department) for a transit agency must approve the security plan. The signature of a responsible official from the agency's transit security provider serves as this approval. If there is more than one provider in the core service area, all transit security providers must review and concur with the plan. Associated documentation of this approval must be provided to DHS upon request. In addition, the agency's transit security provider is encouraged to review the Investment Justifications (IJ) prior to submission. Each Regional Transit Security Working Group (RTSWG) is required to develop and update at least every three years a Regional Transit Security Strategy (RTSS). As the owners and/or operators of infrastructure that is vital to the well being of the States and Urban Areas they serve, it is imperative that transit systems be incorporated into regional preparedness planning efforts. A copy of the Security Plan or security assessment must be available for DHS review upon request. The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak) is the only entity eligible to apply for funding under FY 2019 IPR Program. For more information, refer to the FY 2019 TSGP and IPR Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Address to Request Application Package FEMA makes all funding opportunities available on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov. If you experience difficulties accessing information or have any questions please call the Grants.gov customer support hotline at (800) 518-4726. Application forms and instructions are available at Grants.gov. To access these materials, go to http://www.grants.gov, select "Apply for Grants," then select the CFDA number (97.075) or the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) number (DHS XX-XXX-XXX-XX-XX) and "Download Application Package." Enter the CFDA and/or the funding opportunity number located on the cover of this announcement. Select "Download Application Package," and then follow the prompts to download the application package. To download the instructions, go to "Download Application Package" and select "Instructions." Content and Form of Application Application via Grants.gov. All applicants must file their applications using the Administration's common electronic "storefront" - http://www.grants.gov. Eligible grantees must apply for funding through this portal, accessible on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov. The application must be started and submitted using grants.gov after Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is confirmed. The on-line application includes the following required form: o Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance Applying for FY 2019 TSGP and IPR Program funds require a two-step process. Step 1: initial submission to determine eligibility and Step 2: full application. Applicants are encouraged to initiate Step 1 as soon after the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is published but no later than April 12, 2019. This involves submitting a complete Standard Form 424 to www.grants.gov. The Standard Form 424 will be retrieved by ND Grants and the system will automatically populate the relevant data fields in the application. Successful completion of this step is necessary for FEMA to determine eligibility of the applicant. Late submissions to grants.gov to complete Step 1 could result in applicants missing the application deadline in Step 2. Once FEMA has determined an applicant to be eligible, applicants can proceed to Step 2 which involves submitting the full application package via the ND Grants system. The submission deadline for the full application package no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2019. The application must be completed and final submission made through the ND Grants system located at https://portal.fema.gov. If you need assistance registering for the ND Grants system, please contact ndgrants@fema.gov or (800) 865-4076. Applicants are encouraged to begin their ND Grants registration at the time of solicitation to ensure they have adequate time to start and complete their application submission. Unless otherwise referenced, the ND Grants system includes the following required forms and submissions: o Standard Form 424A, Budget Information (Non-construction) o Standard Form 424B, Standard Assurances (Non-construction) o Standard Form 424C, Budget Information (Construction) o Standard Form 424D, Standard Assurances (Construction) o Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (if the grantee has engaged or intends to engage in lobbying activities) o Grants.gov (GG) Lobbying Form, Certification Regarding Lobbying o FEMA Form 20-16C, Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (available at: http:///.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2628). o Investment Justification (OMB 1660-0112/FEMA Form 089-4) o Budget Detail Worksheet o RTSS Outline (for TSGP) The program title listed in the CFDA is "Rail and Transit Security Grant Program." The CFDA number is 97.075. Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. The applicant must provide a DUNS number with their application. This number is a required field within http://www.grants.gov and for CCR. Organizations should verify that they have a DUNS number, or take the steps necessary to obtain one, as soon as possible. Applicants can receive a DUNS number at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS Number request line at (866) 705-5711. Valid CCR. The application process also involves an updated and current registration by the applicant, which must be confirmed at http://www.ccr.gov. Applicants will obtain Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFO) Overviews and Full Announcement information from the grants.gov website where the full Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFO) is posted.
Award Procedure
All successful applicants for all DHS grant and cooperative agreements are required to comply with DHS Standard Administrative Terms and Conditions available on page 6 of http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/cfo-financial-management-policy-manual.pdf. Upon approval of an application, the award will be made in the form of a grant. The date the approval of award is entered in the system is the "award date." Notification of award approval is made through the ND Grants system through an automatic e-mail to the grantee point of contact listed in the initial application. Once an award has been approved and recorded in the system, a notice is sent to the authorized grant official. Follow the directions in the notification to accept your award documents. The authorized grant official should carefully read the award package for instructions on administering the grant and to learn more about the terms and conditions associated with responsibilities under Federal awards.
Deadlines
April 12, 2019 to May 29, 2019 April 12, 2019 to May 29, 2019 Application Start Date: 04/12/2019 Application Submission Deadline Date: 05/29/2019 at 5:00 PM EDT Anticipated Funding Selection Date: 09/01/2019 Award Date: 09/30/2019
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applying for FY 2019 TSGP and IPR Program funds require a two-step process. Step 1: initial submission to determine eligibility and Step 2: full application. Applicants are encouraged to initiate Step 1 immediately after the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is published but no later than April 12, 2019. This involves submitting a complete Standard Form 424 to grants.gov Successful completion of this step is necessary for FEMA to determine eligibility of the applicant. Late submissions of Step 1 to grants.gov could result in applicants missing the application deadline in Step 2. Once FEMA has determined an applicant to be eligible, applicants can proceed to Step 2 which involves submitting the full application package via the Non Disaster (ND) Grants system. The submission deadline for the full application package May 29, 2019.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The FY 2019 IPR applications will be evaluated through a review process for completeness, adherence to programmatic guidelines, and anticipated effectiveness of the proposed investments. Amtrak is the only entity eligible to submit an application for the IPR program and must comply with all administrative requirements described herein - including the submission of IJs, budgets, and other application materials as required. Investment justifications will be reviewed and selected based on the following criteria: 1. Funding priorities. Projects will be evaluated and prioritized based on the extent to which they address the specific funding priorities contained in this NOFO. 2. Ability to reduce risk of catastrophic events. Projects will be evaluated and prioritized on their ability to reduce risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and all other types of hazards. 3. Sustainability without additional federal funds and leveraging of other funding. Projects will be evaluated and prioritized regarding the extent to which they exhibit a likelihood of success or continued success without requiring additional federal assistance. 4. Timeline. Projects will be evaluated and prioritized on Amtrak's to complete the project within submitted timeframes. Grant projects must be both (1) feasible and effective at reducing the risks for which the project was designed and (2) able to be fully completed within the 3-year period of performance. DHS/FEMA will use the information provided in the application as well as any supporting documentation to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of grant projects. Information that would assist in this feasibility and effectiveness determination includes the following: o Scope of work (purpose and objectives of the project, identification of what is being protected) o Desired outcomes, including expected long-term impact where applicable o Summary of status of planning and design accomplished to date (e.g., included in a capital improvement plan) o Project schedule Recipients are expected to conform, as applicable, with accepted engineering practices, established codes, standards, modeling techniques, and best practices. TSGP grantees must comply with all administrative requirements described herein & 8213; including the submission of IJs, budgets, and other application materials as required. Having met all administrative requirements, the application will be scored based on a methodology that will ensure consistent and accurate evaluations of projects and proposals. The following process will be used to make awards for the program: o DHS will verify compliance with each of the administrative and eligibility criteria identified in the application kit. o The Department will calculate a total score to aid with funding selections. The total score will consist of four individual parts: an agency-based risk score, a score associated with an application's alignment to the funding priority areas, a score based on project risk mitigation, and the degree of regional collaboration. o Eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel to determine the risk mitigation and regional collaboration scores. This panel will consist of Federal officials from multiple government agencies that will review each application and score it based on the following criteria: cost effectiveness, feasibility, timelines, and sustainability without additional Federal funds. o FEMA and TSA will make recommendations for funding to the Secretary of Homeland Security based on the funding priorities and scoring methodology. For IPR Program, based on previously cited statutory authorities, DHS has elected to enter into a cooperative agreement with Amtrak. The nature of the Federal involvement in the execution of this program may include joint participation in a project. Other examples of prospective substantial Federal involvement include the following: o Collaboration, participation, and/or intervention in any activity covered by the cooperative agreement o Approval from DHS prior to the selection of a new project or commencement of the next phase of an approved project o Authority for DHS to halt an activity if detailed performance specifications are not met o Authority for DHS to direct or redirect the scope of work of a project based on new circumstances o Authority for DHS to create a working group of key Federal and private sector stakeholders to provide guidance and coordination for transit security activities Funds for both programs will not be made available for obligation, expenditure, or drawdown until the applicant's budget and budget narrative have been approved by FEMA. The applicant must provide a detailed budget for the funds requested. The detailed budget must be submitted with the grant application as a file attachment within http://www.grants.gov. The budget must be complete, reasonable, and cost-effective in relation to the proposed project. The budget should provide the basis of computation of all project-related costs, any appropriate narrative, and a detailed justification of Management and Administration (M&A) costs.
How may assistance be used?
The TSGP and IPR Program are two of the Department of Homeland Security’s FY 2019 grant programs which directly support transportation infrastructure security activities. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. TSGP provides funds to the Nation’s High-Threat Urban Areas for enhancement of security measures at critical transit infrastructure including bus, ferry, and rail systems. The intent of the FY 2019 TSGP is to competitively award grant funding to assist transit systems in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated mission areas and core capabilities. The IPR Program provides funds to Amtrak to develop security enhancements for eligible intercity passenger rail operations. The intent of the FY 2019 IPR is to grant funding to assist the Amtrak rail system in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated mission areas and core capabilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Grant recipients will be monitored periodically by FEMA staff, both programmatically and financially, to ensure that the project goals, objectives, performance requirements, timelines, milestone completion, budgets, and other related program criteria are being met. Monitoring may be accomplished through either a desk-based review or on-site monitoring visits, or both. Monitoring will involve the review and analysis of the financial, programmatic, performance, compliance and administrative processes, policies, activities, and other attributes of each Federal assistance award and will identify areas where technical assistance, corrective actions and other support may be needed.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of performance for TSGP is 36 months. The period of performance for the IPR Program is 36 months. Refer to FY 2019 TSGP or IPR Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for more information. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. The periods of performance outlined above support the effort to expedite the outlay of grant funding and provide economic stimulus. The grantee should request waivers sparingly, and they will be granted only due to compelling legal, policy, or operational challenges. For example, the grantee may request waivers from the deadlines outlined above for discretionary grant funds where adjusting the timeline for spending will constitute a verifiable legal breach of contract by the grantee with vendors or sub-recipients, or where a specific statute or regulation mandates an environmental review that cannot be completed within this timeframe or where other exceptional circumstances warrant a discrete waiver. TSGP Notification of award approval is made through the ND Grants system through an automatic email to the awardee point of contact (the “authorized official”) listed in the initial application. The “award date” for TSGP will be the date that FEMA approves the award. The awardee should follow the directions in the notification to confirm acceptance of the award. Recipients must accept their awards no later than 90 days from the award date. The recipient shall notify the awarding agency of its intent to accept and proceed with work under the award through the ND Grants system. Instructions on accepting or declining an award in the ND Grants system, can be found in the ND Grants Grantee Training Manual. Funds will remain on hold until the recipient accepts the award through the ND Grants system and all other conditions of award have been satisfied, or the award is otherwise rescinded. Failure to accept the grant award within the 90 day timeframe may result in a loss of funds. IPR (Amtrak) In accordance with the 9/11 Act, all funds awarded to Amtrak under this program are transferred to Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration (DOT/FRA) within five (5) business days of award for disbursal. Grantees must accept their grant awards no later than 90 days from the award date. The grantee shall notify the awarding agency of its intent to accept and proceed with work under the award, or provide a written notice of intent to decline. Funds will remain on hold until the grantee accepts the award through official correspondence, e.g., written, electronic signature, signed letter or fax to GPD, and all other conditions of award have been satisfied, or the award is otherwise rescinded. Failure to accept the grant award within the 90 day timeframe may result in a loss of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
400 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20523 US
askcsid@dhs.gov
Phone: 18003686498
Website Address
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0560-0-1-999
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$10,000,000.00; FY 19 est $10,000,000.00; FY 20 est $10,000,000.00; - (Project Grants) FY 18$88,000,000.00; FY 19 est $88,000,000.00; FY 20 est $88,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For more information, refer to the FY 2019 TSGP and IPR Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The FY 2019 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) and FY 2019 Intercity Passenger Rail Program (IPR) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). All successful applicants for all DHS grant and cooperative agreements are required to comply with DHS Standard Administrative Terms and Conditions available within Section 6.1.1 of http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/cfo-financial-management-policy-manual.pdf. Upon approval of an application, the award will be made in the form of a grant. The date the approval of award is entered in the system is the "award date." Notification of award approval is made through the ND Grants system through an automatic e-mail to the grantee point of contact listed in the initial application. Once an award has been approved and recorded in the system, a notice is sent to the authorized grant official. Follow the directions in the notification to accept your award documents. The authorized grant official should carefully read the award package for instructions on administering the grant and to learn more about the terms and conditions associated with responsibilities under Federal awards. Upon approval of an application, the award will be made in the form of a grant. The date the approval of award is entered in the system is the "award date." Notification of award approval is made through the ND Grants system through an automatic e-mail to the grantee point of contact listed in the initial application. Once an award has been approved and recorded in the system, a notice is sent to the authorized grant official. Follow the directions in the notification to accept your award documents. The authorized grant official should carefully read the award package for instructions on administering the grant and to learn more about the terms and conditions associated with responsibilities under Federal awards.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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