ARRA Homeland Security

ARRA--Homeland Security

Agency Announcements

January 3, 2011:  DHS OIG Issues Report on ARRA Funds for Transit Security Grant Program The DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that provides information on ARRA funds used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Transit Security Grant Program and assesses whether FEMA was administering ARRA funds according to plans and requirements. The report can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_11-18_Dec10.pdf

November 2010: OIG Reviews Quality of Data Submitted by Homeland Security Grant Recipients
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the following report on recipient processes for compiling and reporting on ARRA data requirements: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_11-15_Nov10.pdf

September 10, 2010: DHS Announces Additional ARRA Funded Advanced Imaging Technology Deployments
DHS recently announced deployments of ARRA funded advanced imaging technology (AIT) to eight additional airports. These deployments are in addition to previous ARRA airport security AIT project announcements. For more information, see: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1284139337817.shtm

July 20, 2010: DHS Announces Additional ARRA-Funded Advanced Imaging Technology Deployments DHS announced the deployment of advanced imaging technology to 28 additional airports. For more information, see: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1279642622060.shtm

July 7, 2010: DHS Announces Additional ARRA Funding for Airport Security Technologies DHS announced approximately $56 million in ARRA funding for airport security technology projects. These funds are in addition to previous ARRA airport security technology project announcements. For more information, see: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1278529289775.shtm

June 11, 2010: DHS Announces Additional Funding for Fire Station Construction Grants DHS announced approximately $11.9 million in ARRA funding for Fire Station Construction Grants. These grants are in addition to the $166 million announced in September 2009 and the $23 million announced in February 2010. For more information see: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1276281771240.shtm

June 2, 2010: DHS Announces Additional ARRA Funding for Airport Security Technologies
DHS announced approximately $78 million in ARRA funding for airport security technology projects. For more information, see:
http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1275500818702.shtm

May 14, 2010: DHS Announces Additional Deployments of ARRA-Funded Advanced Imaging Technology DHS has announced the deployments of Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) at 28 additional airports. The first 11 airports to receive these ARRA-funded technologies was announced by DHS this past March. For more information, go to:
http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1273850925050.shtm

February 3, 2010: DHS Announces $23 Million Fire Station Construction Grants DHS announced an additional $23 million in Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG) funded by ARRA. For more information, see: http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1265124355731.shtm

July 29, 2009: ARRA Money for Transit Security Grant Program Secretary Napolitano announced nearly $78 million in awards for the ARRA FY 2009 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP). Funding is provided for approximately 240 new law enforcement officers at 15 transit systems across the country. Funds for the program will be used by transit agencies to hire new law enforcement officers and by police departments with dedicated transit bureaus to hire anti-terrorism personnel, purchase anti-terrorism equipment and obtain and train explosive detection canines. For more information, please see the following two links:
http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1248891182416.shtm and www.fema.gov/grants

July 28, 2009: Airport Closed Circuit TV Funding DHS Secretary Napolitano, announced approximately $7.7 million in ARRA funding for closed-circuit television systems at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Spokane International, Gerald R. Ford International and Boise, Idaho airports. To learn more about closed circuit surveillance projects, visit: www.dhs.gov/recovery 

May 29, 2009: FEMA Grants DHS released application guidance for more than $500 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants funded by ARRA. The guidance includes $150 million for the Port Security Grant Program (grant application due June 29, 2009), $150 million for the Transit Security Grant Program (grant applications due June 15, 2009 for the operational package and June 29, 2009 for capital projects), and $210 million for the Fire Station Construction Grant Program (grant application due July 10, 2009). The guidance and applications can be found at: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/arra/index.shtm

April 9, 2009: Emergency Food, Shelter Secretary announces $100 million in ARRA funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program:
http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1239302787726.shtm

March 5, 2009: Aviation Security DHS announced $1 billion in aviation security projects to be funded under ARRA. http://www.recovery.gov/?q=node/204