Category/Topic
Transportation
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
The objective of the FY2018 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 traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Agencies eligible for the FY 2018 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 in Appendix A. Appendix A indicates the the following rail, intra-city bus, and ferry public transportation agencies within the Greater Los Angeles Area are eligible for this opportunity: City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Foothill Transit, Long Beach Transit, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Montebello Bus Lines, Omnitrans (San Bernardino), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, and Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink).

Certain ferry systems are eligible to participate in the FY 2018 TSGP and receive funds. However, any ferry system electing to participate and receive funds under the FY 2018 TSGP will not be eligible to participate under the FY 2018 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) and will not be considered for funding under the FY 2018 PSGP. Likewise, any ferry system that participates in the PSGP will not be eligible for funding under the TSGP.

There are three funding priority areas: preparedness activities, operational deterrence/operational packages, and capital projects. Each funding priority area contains specific project types.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Jun 20, 2018
Most Recent RFP Release Date
May 21, 2018
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
No
Funder
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$88,000,000
Additional Notes
To assist applicants with the cost of grant writing services, DHS/FEMA is permitting a onetime pre-award cost of no more than $1,500 per applicant per year for contractual grant writing services as part of the recipient’s M&A costs. This is only intended to cover costs associated with a grant writer and may not be used to reimburse the applicant for their own time and effort in the development of a grant application. Additionally, the applicant may be required to pay this fee with their own funds during the application preparation and submission period; if the applicant subsequently receives an award, they may then request to be reimbursed once grant funds become available for that cost, not to exceed $1,500. If the applicant does not receive an award, this cost will not be reimbursed by the Federal Government. The applicant must understand this risk and be able to cover this cost if an award is not made.

If an applicant intends to request reimbursement for this one-time pre-award cost, it must include this request in its application materials, including in the Budget Detail Worksheet for each Investment Justification. Failure to clearly identify this as a separate cost in the application may result in its disallowance. This is the only pre-award cost eligible for reimbursement. Recipients must maintain grant writer fee documentation including, but not limited to: a copy of the solicitation, such as a quote request, rate request, invitation to bid, or request for proposals, if applicable; a copy of the grant writer’s contract agreement; a copy of the invoice or purchase order; and a copy of the cancelled check or proof of payment. These records must be made available to DHS/FEMA upon request.
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