Notice of Availability of Surface Transportation Grant Programs, 65870 [E8-26406]

Download as PDF 65870 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Transportation Security Administration Notice of Availability of Surface Transportation Grant Programs [FEMA–1791–DR] Texas; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA–1791–DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of September 13, 2008. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Anderson, Bowie, Leon, and Milam Counties for Public Assistance. Grimes, Jasper, Jefferson, Nacogdoches, San Jacinto, Walker, and Waller Counties for Public Assistance [Categories C–G] (already designated for Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program). The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–26302 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:24 Nov 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: DHS is announcing that on or about November 5, it will issue guidance and accept applications for surface transportation security improvement grants for fiscal year (FY) 2009. Eligibility for the FY 2009 grants, as provided in the new guidance, may have changed from previous years. Applications for these grants must be submitted pursuant to the procedures outlined in the guidance to be made available on or about November 5, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: e-mail: TSAgrants@tsa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extended Programs On or about November 5, 2008, DHS will announce extensions of, and possible changes to, four existing surface transportation grant programs that are cooperatively managed by the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Transit (Transit Security Grant Program or TSGP), Freight Rail (Freight Rail Security Grant Program or FRSGP), Intercity Bus (Intercity Bus Security Grant Program, or IBSGP) and Trucking (Trucking Security Program or TSP). By this notice, DHS is encouraging appropriate entities in these transportation sectors to review the forthcoming guidance and, as appropriate, apply for grants under the programs if they are eligible applicants under the requirements outlined in the forthcoming guidance. At the same time that DHS announces grant guidance, DHS will announce extensions of the existing TSGP, FRSGP, and TSP. The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) funds are currently directed to high-risk transit systems for planning, training, public awareness, operational activities, protection for multi-user and single-user high-density stations, and other hardening activities or systems. The Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP) is a component of the TSGP. The FRSGP was created by the ‘‘Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007’’ (9/11 Commission Act).1 Section 1513 of the 9/11 Commission Act directs DHS to make funds for security improvement grants available to certain entities involved in or with the freight railroad industry and specifies the uses to which the funds may be applied. Currently, FRSGP funds are used for security plans, vulnerability assessments, and training for Class I, II, and III railroads. Currently, Trucking Security Program (TSP) funds are used to service an antiterrorism and security awareness program for professionals and operating entities within the highway sector to include: (1) Participant identification and recruitment; (2) training; (3) communications; (4) information analysis and distribution; and (5) planning. General Information In grant guidance to be released on or about November 5, 2008, DHS will identify the categories of transit, freight rail, trucking, and intercity bus entities that are eligible for funding under the programs and the uses to which funding may be applied. With respect to the TSGP, FRSGP and TSP, eligibility will not necessarily be limited to entities that have been eligible for funding under previous DHS grant programs. To apply for grant funding under any of these grant programs, each eligible applicant must first register as a grant applicant with the Federal government at http://www.grants.gov. Several additional steps are required to complete this registration, including registering with the Central Contractor Registration (http://www.ccr.gov) and obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number. Please visit http:// www.grants.gov for more detailed information about this registration process. Please be advised that the entire process can take several weeks. DHS will post additional information about registration when we issue the grant guidance on or about November 5, 2008. After that date, you may obtain an electronic copy of the grant guidance at http://www.tsa.gov/grants. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on October 31, 2008. John Sammon, Assistant Administrator, Transportation Sector Network Management. [FR Doc. E8–26406 Filed 11–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P 1 Public Law 110–53; 121 Stat. 266; August 3, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Notice of Availability of Surface Transportation Grant Programs

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: DHS is announcing that on or about November 5, it will issue 
guidance and accept applications for surface transportation security 
improvement grants for fiscal year (FY) 2009. Eligibility for the FY 
2009 grants, as provided in the new guidance, may have changed from 
previous years. Applications for these grants must be submitted 
pursuant to the procedures outlined in the guidance to be made 
available on or about November 5, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
e-mail: TSAgrants@tsa.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Extended Programs

    On or about November 5, 2008, DHS will announce extensions of, and 
possible changes to, four existing surface transportation grant 
programs that are cooperatively managed by the Transportation Security 
Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Transit 
(Transit Security Grant Program or TSGP), Freight Rail (Freight Rail 
Security Grant Program or FRSGP), Intercity Bus (Intercity Bus Security 
Grant Program, or IBSGP) and Trucking (Trucking Security Program or 
TSP). By this notice, DHS is encouraging appropriate entities in these 
transportation sectors to review the forthcoming guidance and, as 
appropriate, apply for grants under the programs if they are eligible 
applicants under the requirements outlined in the forthcoming guidance. 
At the same time that DHS announces grant guidance, DHS will announce 
extensions of the existing TSGP, FRSGP, and TSP. The Transit Security 
Grant Program (TSGP) funds are currently directed to high-risk transit 
systems for planning, training, public awareness, operational 
activities, protection for multi-user and single-user high-density 
stations, and other hardening activities or systems.
    The Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP) is a component of 
the TSGP. The FRSGP was created by the ``Implementing Recommendations 
of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007'' (9/11 Commission Act).\1\ Section 
1513 of the 9/11 Commission Act directs DHS to make funds for security 
improvement grants available to certain entities involved in or with 
the freight railroad industry and specifies the uses to which the funds 
may be applied. Currently, FRSGP funds are used for security plans, 
vulnerability assessments, and training for Class I, II, and III 
railroads.
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    \1\ Public Law 110-53; 121 Stat. 266; August 3, 2007.
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    Currently, Trucking Security Program (TSP) funds are used to 
service an anti-terrorism and security awareness program for 
professionals and operating entities within the highway sector to 
include: (1) Participant identification and recruitment; (2) training; 
(3) communications; (4) information analysis and distribution; and (5) 
planning.

General Information

    In grant guidance to be released on or about November 5, 2008, DHS 
will identify the categories of transit, freight rail, trucking, and 
intercity bus entities that are eligible for funding under the programs 
and the uses to which funding may be applied. With respect to the TSGP, 
FRSGP and TSP, eligibility will not necessarily be limited to entities 
that have been eligible for funding under previous DHS grant programs. 
To apply for grant funding under any of these grant programs, each 
eligible applicant must first register as a grant applicant with the 
Federal government at http://www.grants.gov. Several additional steps 
are required to complete this registration, including registering with 
the Central Contractor Registration (http://www.ccr.gov) and obtaining 
a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number. Please visit http://www.grants.gov 
for more detailed information about this registration process. Please 
be advised that the entire process can take several weeks. DHS will 
post additional information about registration when we issue the grant 
guidance on or about November 5, 2008. After that date, you may obtain 
an electronic copy of the grant guidance at http://www.tsa.gov/grants.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on October 31, 2008.
John Sammon,
Assistant Administrator, Transportation Sector Network Management.
[FR Doc. E8-26406 Filed 11-4-08; 8:45 am]
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