Infrastructure Protection Program
FY 2007 Infrastructure Protection Program (IPP)
The DHS Infrastructure Protection Program (IPP) is designed to strengthen the Nation’s ability to protect critical infrastructure facilities and systems.
IPP is comprised of five separate grant programs: the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP), the Trucking Security Program (TSP), and the Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP).
Funding under these grant programs will total roughly $445 million for State, local and private industry infrastructure protection initiatives. Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including strengthening infrastructure against explosive attacks, preparedness, planning, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and security management and administration costs.
IPP programs support objectives outlined in the interim National Preparedness Goal and related national preparedness doctrine, such as the National Incident Management System, the National Response Plan, and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
FY 2007 IPP Overview
| Press Release (May 10, 2007)
The purpose of each IPP grant program is:
- Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP): The TSGP provides grant funding to the nation’s key high-threat urban areas to enhance security measures for their critical transit infrastructure including bus, rail and ferry systems. This year, the TSGP will also provide funding to Amtrak for continued security enhancements for their intercity rail operations between key high-risk urban areas throughout the United States.
FY 2007 IPP: Transit Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for TSGP
Information Bulletin #243: Transit Security Training
FY 2007 IPP: TSGP: Intercity Passenger Rail (Amtrak) Supplemental
FAQs for TSGP Intercity Passenger Rail (Amtrak) Supplemental
FY 2007 IPP: TSGP Guidance and Application Kit: Ferry Security Supplemental
FAQs for TSGP: Ferry Security Supplemental
Information Bulletin #237: Eligible Ferry Systems
- Port Security Grant Program (PSGP): The PSGP provides grant funding to port areas for the protection of critical port infrastructure from terrorism. PSGP funds are primarily intended to assist ports in enhancing risk management capabilities, enhanced domain awareness, capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other non-conventional weapons, as well as training and exercises.
FY 2007 IPP: Port Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for PSGP
Information Bulletin #242: Port Security Grant Program Guidance Clarifications
- Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP): The IBSGP provides funding to create a sustainable program for the protection of intercity bus systems and the traveling public from terrorism. The FY07 IBSGP seeks to assist owners and operators of fixed-route intercity and charter bus services in obtaining the resources required to support security measures such as enhanced planning, facility security upgrades, and vehicle and driver protection.
FY 2007 IPP: Intercity Bus Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for IBSGP
Information Bulletin #233: Tier I Eligibility Guidance
Information Bulletin #238: Clarifications on Tiers I and II Eligibility
- Trucking Security Program (TSP): The TSP provides funding for the Highway Watch® Program in order to continue a sustainable national program to enhance security and overall preparedness on our Nation’s highways. The FY 2007 TSP will provide funding in the form of a cooperative agreement directly to the American Trucking Associations for the continued modernization and management of this program.
FY 2007 IPP: Trucking Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for TSP
- Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP): BZPP provides grant funding to build security and risk-management capabilities at the State and local level to secure pre-designated Tier I and Tier II critical infrastructure sites, including chemical facilities, financial institutions, nuclear and electric power plants, dams, stadiums, and other high-risk/high-consequence facilities.
FY 2007 IPP: Buffer Zone Protection Program Guidance and Application Kit
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for TSP