Advanced Surveillance Program (ASP)

To provide enhanced remote security and surveillance capability of passenger/baggage screening areas and airport perimeter areas.

The ASP partners with airport authorities to enable Transportation Security Officers with real-time access to, as well as, recorded camera views of, critical
passenger and baggage screening areas.

ASP provides the additional equipment necessary to achieve the TSA-mandated security recordation requirements of Checkpoint, Checked Baggage and Airport Perimeter, thereby enabling and enhancing the Airport Authority s current/existing system.

The ASP Program increases the local Airport Authority s capability to remotely monitor, detect and assess all types of threats, including explosive threats and their resolution.

Remote monitoring has the potential to detect and prevent the placement or transport of explosives/devices and other threats by increasing situational awareness in the areas of Checkpoint, Checked Baggage and Airport Perimeter.

Activities performed under ASP are authorized and mandated by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-71).
Grants for this Program

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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) funding is restricted to the purchase and installation of Checkpoint, Checked Baggage and Airport Perimeter surveillance threat detection systems, including explosive detection at the Airport Authority s facilities.

The Checkpoint surveillance area is defined as the area in which TSA employees screen people, carry-on baggage, and other items at security checkpoints.

The Checked Baggage Surveillance area is defined as the area in which TSA employees screen baggage requiring threat resolution in the Baggage Handling System (BHS) operation following an alarm alert.

The use of funding for Airport Perimeter Surveillance is restricted to address airport identified perimeter security vulnerabilities which can be mitigated through the use of applied security technologies.

DUNS/CCR - Recipients must obtain a DUNS number (or update the existing DUNS record), as well as register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Other private institutions/organizations: Transportation

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public


Public Law 111-5 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Section 1511 Certifications: “With respect to covered funds made available to State or local governments for infrastructure investments, the Governor, mayor, or other chief executive, as appropriate, shall certify that the infrastructure investment has received the full review and vetting required by law and that the chief executive accepts responsibility that the infrastructure investment is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Such certification shall include a description of the investment, the estimated total cost, and the amount of covered funds to be used, and shall be posted on a website and linked to the website established by section 1526 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A State or local agency may not receive infrastructure investment funding from funds made available in this Act unless this certification is made and posted.”. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Airports are required to submit a complete application package.

Award Procedures

Airports will be selected to mitigate the risk in the aviation system and consistent with the intent of the law to fund projects most ready for execution. TSA evaluates airport applications against a model incorporating risk and the readiness of the airport to start the project. TSA funding and the terms and conditions of the award are negotiated between the TSA and the Airport.


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


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5); Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-71). 49 U.S.C. Section 114(m)(l) and 106(l)(6) .

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no statutory formula. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The funding provided by TSA is obligated in the current TSA fiscal year and is available for expenditure by the airport within five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not provided.

Post Assistance Requirements


(1) The total amount of recovery funds received from that agency; (2) The amount of recovery funds received that were obligated and expended to projects or activities.

This reporting will also included unobligated Allotment balances to facilitate reconciliations.

(3) A detailed list of all projects or activities for which recovery funds were obligated and expended, including--(A) The name of the project or activity; (B) A description of the project or activity; (C) An evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; (D) An estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and (E) For infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under this Act, and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment.

(4) Detailed information on any subcontracts or subgrants awarded by the recipient to include the data elements required to comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-282), allowing aggregate reporting on awards below $25,000 or to individuals, as prescribed by the Director of OMB.

Financial Status Reports.

Progress Reports.

Financial Status Reports.

Project Reports.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The airport is also subject to the Office of Management Budget, A-133 “Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations”, Reporting requirement.


Records shall be retained for a period of three years from the day the recipient submits its final invoice. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the three-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 three-year period , whichever is alter. 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

70-0556-0-1-402 - Treasury Account Symbol for the Recovery Act is 70 9/0 0556.


(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $7,800,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Will vary by airport project, airport category and hub size. According to congressional legislation, funding is allocated across a wide variety of airports. The financial assistance provided by TSA is effectuated through Other Transactional Authority agreements as the method of providing funding for airport baggage screening projects.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

* OMB Memorandum M-09-10 Subject: Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
* Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, “Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations.”  
* Single Audit reports as required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996
* TSA Planning Guidelines and Design Standards available at
* TSA White Paper on Checked Baggage Reimbursable and Non-Reimbursable

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security/FEMA 601 South 12 Street, Arlington 20598-6016 Email: Phone: 5555551212

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

TSA utilizes an airport prioritization model for airport baggage screening projects based on a risk assessment that identifies operational risks. The overall approach balances an analysis of total project cost with the impact of risk, while factoring in the predicted airport growth rate, (e.g., Numbers of people and bags). Total project costs include TSA capital investment in EDS equipment and the TSA costs associated with installation, integration, and testing of the EDS equipment within the airport facility modification.

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