FY 2008 Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP)

The summary for the FY 2008 Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Homeland Security FEMA, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
FY 2008 Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP): The Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP) is a new component of the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), which is one of five grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fiscal year (FY) 2008 focus on infrastructure protection activities. The FRSGP is one tool among a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the Nations critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. In FY 2008, the FRSGP will fund security training for railroad frontline employees, the completion of vulnerability assessments, and the development of security plans within the Freight Rail industry.
Federal Grant Title: FY 2008 Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP)
Federal Agency Name: Department of Homeland Security FEMA
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-08-GDA-075-1801
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 97.075
CFDA Descriptions: Rail and Transit Security Grant Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2008 Completed applications must be submi
Posted Date: Feb 01, 2008
Creation Date: Feb 01, 2008
Archive Date: Apr 16, 2008
Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Homeland Security - Preparedness
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants for the FY 2008 FRSGP are determined by DHS as Class I, II, and III freight railroad carriers that transport Security-Sensitive Materials (SSM). A regulation defining SSM is currently under development; however, a definition of SSM is provided below specifically for the purposes of the FY 2008 FRSGP. As designated by the Surface Transportation Board, a Class I railroad carrier is defined as a railroad with annual operating revenues for 2005 over $319.2 million; a Class II railroad carrier is defined as a railroad with annual operating revenues between $25.5 million and $319.2 million; and a Class III railroad carrier is defined as a railroad with annual operating revenues of less than $25.5 million.
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