Intercity Bus Security Grants

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) is one of DHS/FEMA?s FY 2017 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 for critical infrastructure hardening and other physical security enhancements to support transit operators serving the Nation?s highest-risk metropolitan areas.

Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, The IBSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Website Address

http://www.fema.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Tourco Travel, Inc. $ 15,000   2011-09-012014-08-31
Chicago Classic Coach, Llc $ 20,000   2011-09-012014-08-31
Winn Bus Lines Inc $ 19,194   2011-09-012014-08-31
Southwestern Coaches, Inc $ 11,550   2011-09-012014-08-31
Astro Travel & Tours Inc $ 28,575   2011-09-012014-08-31
Badger Coaches Inc $ 84,150   2011-09-012014-08-31
Trobec's Bus Service Inc $ 34,470   2011-09-012014-08-31
Industrial Bus Lines, Inc. $ 37,103   2011-09-012014-08-31
Silverado Stages, Inc. $ 38,220   2011-09-012014-08-31
Miller Transportation, Inc. $ 37,044   2011-09-012014-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Fiscal Year 2016: There are currently no proposed changes to program or outcome. Fiscal Year 2017: It is expected that IBSGP funds will be awarded to support efforts that build and sustain core capabilities, strengthen the Nation?s critical infrastructure hardening and other physical security enhancements to support transit operators serving the Nation?s highest-risk metropolitan areas. Fiscal Year 2018: It is expected that funds will be appropriated and allocated to this program.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The FY 2017 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 2017 IBSGP, refer to Appendix B ? FY 2017 IBSGP Priorities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

General public.

Credentials/Documentation

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the FY 2016 IBSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Award Procedures

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

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2017 , Public Law 110-53, 6 U.S.C 1182; 1531 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 , Public Law 110-53, 6 U.S.C 1531.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. 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: Payment based on Project need.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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.

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Audits

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

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

Account Identification

70-0560-0-1-402.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $3,000,000; FY 17 est $2,000,000; and FY 18 est $2,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For information on requirements and guidance please refer to the current FY Intercity Bus Security Grants Program Guide and Application Kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Grant Programs Directorate, FEMA 400 C Street, SW, 3rd floor north, Control Desk , Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3635 Email: askcsid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.


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