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File #: 2017-0616   
Type: Program Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/11/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2017 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPROVING programming of up to $13.557 million from fiscal year (FY) 2017 federal Department of Homeland Security Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) and state Proposition 1B California Transit Security Grant Program (Prop 1B Transit Security) funds that are available for eligible capital and operating transit security projects, as shown in Attachment A; and B. ADOPTING the required FY 2017 resolution, as shown in Attachment B, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute any actions necessary for obtaining state financial assistance that the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) may provide.
Indexes: Budgeting, California Transit Assistance Fund, California Transit Security Grant Program, Capital Project, Capital Project Funds, Emergency Operations Center, Funding plan, Grant Aid, Metro Center Street Project, Program, Project, Proposition 1b, Resolution, Safety, Safety and security, Security, System Safety Program, Threats, Transit safety, Transit System, Transportation Security Grant Program
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Transit Security Grant Projects, 2. Attachment B - Prop 1B CTSGP Resolution, 3. Attachment C - Funding Table
Related files: 2017-0808
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: FY 2017 FEDERAL HOMELAND SECURITY AND STATE
PROPOSITION 1B SECURITY PROJECTS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE PROGRAMMING RECOMMENDATION AND RELATED ACTIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPROVING programming of up to $13.557 million from fiscal year (FY) 2017 federal Department of Homeland Security Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) and state Proposition 1B California Transit Security Grant Program (Prop 1B Transit Security) funds that are available for eligible capital and operating transit security projects, as shown in Attachment A; and

B. ADOPTING the required FY 2017 resolution, as shown in Attachment B, authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute any actions necessary for obtaining state financial assistance that the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) may provide.

Issue
ISSUE

The Board of Directors must approve the programming of $13.557 million in federal and state transit security grant funding for the eligible capital and operating projects, before we can begin to draw down such funding according to grant guidance. The funding will be applied towards construction of the Metro Security Emergency Operations Center, referred to as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the grant. In addition, it will implement actions to address vulnerabilities at operating and maintenance facilities, including during special events, emerging threats and heightened states of alert.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In June 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced the availability of $88 million nationwide through the Transit Security Grant Program for projects that directly support transportation infrastructure security activities through a competitive application process. Metro applied for funds and was awarded $675,000 in Homeland Security grants. In October 2016, the State Controller's Office also notified Metro that it was alloc...

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