Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

2016 Transportation Security Grant Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621 x7440

Chad Butzow, P.E., Deputy Director of Field Operations Services, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 708-7450 x7432

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-16-045 which authorizes the submittal of the security grant application for 2016 Transportation Security Grant Program (TSGP) funding, and execution of a potential future grant award.

Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion
  • The FY2016 Transportation Security Grant Program (TSGP) funds operational activities and capital projects which provide transit agencies with funding for critical infrastructure. The period of performance for the TSGP is thirty-six (36) months.
  • The TSGP is one tool in the comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to strengthen the Nation's critical infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.
  • The TSGP provides transit systems with funding to prepare for major disasters and other emergencies, and to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure.
  • In FY2016, the total amount of funds available under this grant program is $87,000,000. No matching funds are required.
  • The Transit Division will be applying for the following items:
    • Operational Activities: This would provide funding for Security Training, Functional Drills, and Exercises to prepare front line employees in the Transit Division for potential emergencies, in conjunction with emergency response partners.    
    • Capital Projects: Funding for the Transit Division Radio Systems to be P25 compliant.
  •   The total application request is approximately $714,000.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Provide two (2) certified copies of Resolution R-16-045 to Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator, Edrick.Sweeting@mymanatee.org, Ext 7354.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  TSGP MCAT Educational Training and Exercise Program.pdf
Attachment:  TSGP Radio Communication .pdf
Attachment:  TSGP Terminal Security Camera Upgrade.pdf
Attachment:  2016 Transportation Security Grant R-16-045 V3.pdf