Truck Security Program


In FY 2009 the focus is on the adoption and implementation of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) voluntary security action items for transporting Tier I Security Sensitive materials; development of plans to improve effectiveness of transportation and distribution of supplies and commodities during catastrophic events; and the development of a system for DHS to monitor, collect, and analyze tractor trailer tracking information.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
The Consolidated Security Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009, Public Law 110-329.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Have a current security plan and transport Tier 1 Commodities as defined by TSA for the Truck Security Action Item Initiative; no restrictions for the Monitoring, Analysis and Planning area..
Beneficiary Eligibility
Interstate, Intrastate, State, and local.
In FY 2009 eligibility for funding under the Truck Security Action Item Implementation Initiative is limited to applicants meeting the following criteria: Have a current security plan subject to Title 49 CFR 172.800 Transport Tier I commodities as defined by TSA through the issuance of Highway Security-Sensitive Materials (HSSM) Security Action Items. There are no restrictions on who may apply for funding under the Monitoring and Analysis and Planning Priorities. Stakeholder participation must be demonstrated through letter(s) of commitment. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information may be required for this program, depending on the nature and scope of the approved projects. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
In FY 2009 to implement security improvement measures and policies deemed valuable by DHS as indicated in the Security Action Items publication of June 26, 2008. These items are primarily focused on the purchase and installation or enhancement of equipment and systems related to tractor and trailer tracking systems. Funding will also be provided to develop a system for DHS to monitor, collect, and analyze tracking information, and to develop plans to improve the effectiveness of transportation and distribution of supplies and commodities during catastrophic events. See the appropriate year's program guidance for a detailed description of allowable uses and restrictions. Refer to program guidance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Categorical Assistance Progress Reports (CAPR) are required semi-annually and are due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period (July 30 with a reporting period of January 1 through June 30, and January 30 with a reporting period of July 1 through December 31) for the life of the award. Grantees are also required to submit quarterly Financial Status Reports (FSR). The FSR are due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter on January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final CAPR and FSR reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award, whichever occurs first. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. This program has matching requirementsranging from 25% to 50% for the Truck Security Action Item Implementation Initiative.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Based on project need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security /FEMA Techworld, Control Desk, 4th Floor, Room: 427 500 C St. SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20427 Email: Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 11 Not Available; FY 12 Estimate Not Available; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available - Program received no appropriations in FY 2010, and FY 2011. Program will remain active in CFDA until all awards are closed.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the program guidance and application kit.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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