The related “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign is funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Transit Security grant program
. It promotes a collaborative effort of state and local agencies working together educating the public to be more aware of their surroundings, and report any behavior that may appear suspicious to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.
* $356.1 million - Transit Security Grant Program
In FY2003, the first year of its transit security grant program
, DHS' Office of Domestic Preparedness provided $65 million to 20 transit agencies in 14 urban areas.
*Rail Transit Security Grant Program
Allocations FY 2005 ALLOCATION ELIGIBLE URBAN AREA (Millions) ELIGIBLE SYSTEM RAIL MODE New York/Jersey $37.6 Metropolitan Transportation Commuter/ City/Newark/ Auth.
NPGP would also include Metropolitan Medical Response System, Citizen Corps, Urban Search and Rescue and the Port and Transit Security Grant Programs
, all of which tend to go to local authorities.
This way, he says, DHS can mirror both the Urban Area Security Initiative and Transit Security Grant Programs