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File #: 2015-1365   
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 10/22/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving programming of up to $6.521 million from fiscal year (FY) 2015 Federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) funds that are available for the eligible operating project, as shown in Attachment A.
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Indexes: Grant Aid, Law enforcement, Policy, Project, Security, Threats, Transit System, Transportation Security Grant Program
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Programming of TSGP Project
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 14, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: FY 2015 FEDERAL HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM

ACTION: APPROVE PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) approving programming of up to $6.521 million from fiscal year (FY) 2015 Federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) funds that are available for the eligible operating project, as shown in Attachment A.

Issue
ISSUE

The Board of Directors must approve the programming of up to $6.521 million in federal transit security grant funding for the eligible operating project, before we can begin to draw down such funding according to grant guidance. The funding will implement the sustainment of the Threat Interdiction Unit.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In July 2015, DHS announced awards from Congress that appropriated $87 million through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, Division D (Public Law 112-74). The TSGP is one of the DHS FY 2015 grant programs that directly support transportation infrastructure security activities. The process for applying for these funds was competitive. We were awarded $6.521 million out of the appropriated funds for TSGP.

Federal TSGP Funding

Federal TSGP funding may be used for protecting critical infrastructure within our transit system from terrorism, especially explosives and non-conventional threats that would cause major loss of life and severe disruption within the greater Los Angeles region. Since 2004, we have received an estimated $58 million in federal transit security funds. These grants have been used to harden subway security, enhance bus facility surveillance, operate random patrols throughout the transit system, and provide terrorist awareness training for the majority of the transit staff. The $6.521 million available in FY 2015 TSGP funding is recommended to be programmed for tra...

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