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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):
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-83; 1532 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53, 6 U.S.C 1182.
Objectives (050):
The FY 2015 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) is one of DHS’s FY 2015 grant programs that directly support transportation infrastructure security activities. IBSGP is one tool in the comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to strengthen the Nation’s critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. IBSGP provides funding support for critical infrastructure hardening and other physical security enhancements to operators serving the Nation’s highest-risk metropolitan areas.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
FY 2015 IBSGP funds are awarded to support the creation of a sustainable program for the protection of intercity bus systems and the traveling public from terrorism.

The FY 2015 IBSGP objectives are to support efforts that:

• Build and sustain core capabilities
• Strengthen regional security cooperation
• Encourage a whole community approach to security and emergency management

For additional information on program priorities and objectives for the FY 2015 IBSGP, refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Appendix B – FY 2015 IBSGP Priorities.
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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles 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):
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
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 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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 14 $0; FY 15 est $3,000,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - 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.