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Intercity Bus Security Grants

Intercity Bus Security
Number: 97.057
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.057 Intercity Bus Security Grants
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
1532 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53; Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-83.
Objectives (050):
IBSGP is one tool among 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.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Funds may be used for vehicle security enhancements; emergency communication technology; coordinating with local police and emergency responders; facility security enhancements; training and exercises; improvement of ticket identification and further implementation of passenger and baggage screening enhancements; and driver security enhancements. The program guidance outlines uses and restrictions in detail.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
This program is limited to applicants meeting one or both of the following criteria: (1) own/operate a fixed-route intercity bus service using over-the-road buses and providing services to a defined Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdiction; or (2) own/operate a charter bus service using over-the-road buses providing a minimum of 50 trips annually to a defined UASI jurisdiction.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
General public.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
This program is limited to applicants meeting one or both of the following criteria: (1) own/operate a fixed-route intercity bus service using over-the-road buses and providing services to a defined Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) jurisdiction; or (2) own/operate a charter bus service using over-the-road buses providing a minimum of 50 trips annually to a defined UASI jurisdiction. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
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 (093):
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.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Refer to program guidance document.
Appeals (096):
None.
Renewals (097):
None.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
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: Payment based on Project need.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
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.
Audits (112):
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.
Records (113):
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.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - Starting in FY 2011, the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program at Congressional direction became a component (carve-out) of the Transit Security Grant Program – not separately appropriated. This program will remain open due to open awards.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Refer to program guidance.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
For information on requirements and guidance please refer to the current FY Intercity Bus Security Grants Program Guide and Application Kit.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Techworld, Control Desk TechWorld – 800 K Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3615 Email: askcsid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address (153):
http://www.fema.gov.
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.