Truck Security Program

To promote security awareness and anti-terrorism for the highway professionals in support of the National Preparedness Guidelines and associated National Priorities.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Projects have addressed identification and recruitment of appropriate training programs participants; conducting highway domain awareness security training; maintaining a Highway Watch(r) Call Center; and information analysis and distribution.


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

www.fema.gov



Program Accomplishments

The Highway Watch(r) Program, funded via TSP, continues to provide a sustainable national program to enhance security and overall preparedness on our Nation's highways. Its benefits and resources are now available to all professionals and operating entities throughout the highway sector, including private companies, public entities, and governmental operations.

Uses and Use Restrictions

To train the Nation's transportation community to observe and report any suspicious activities or items that many threaten the critical elements of the Nation's highway transportation system.

Allowable uses include: Participant Identification and Recruitment, training, communications, and Information Analysis and Distribution.

See the program guidance for a detailed explanation of allowable uses and restrictions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is the sole entity eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Interstate, Intrastate, State, and local.

Credentials/Documentation

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Deadlines

Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.

Authorization

Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, Public Law 110-53 and the Department of Homeland Security Appropriation Act 2008, Division E, Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008, Public Law 110-161.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula and no matching requirements.

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.

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.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133. 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

70-0560-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $11,640,000; FY 08 est $15,544,000; and FY 09 est $8,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the program guidance and application kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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