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Intercity Bus Security Grants

The motorcoach industry continually strives to improve the safety and security of bus operations. Over the past few years, enhancing motorcoach security has become a key issue for all operators and a priority issue for the nation as a whole as motorcoaches visit nearly all of our nation’s historic landmarks, pass along or through much of our critical infrastructure, and transport nearly 600 million passengers.

Since 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $119 million in grants to the motorcoach industry through the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP).

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Announcement for the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) as well as other Preparedness Grant Programs.

Important Dates 

April 16: FEMA Announces FY 2024 Grant Applications Now Open

May 2: ABA & FEMA Webinar: FY 2024 Intercity Bus Security Grant Program Application Roll Out and Q&A

June 24: Grant Applications Due to

August 23: Anticipated funding selection

September 30: Anticipated program awards

Please visit FEMA’s website for information regarding this funding opportunity and additional resource documents. Additional questions may be directed to DHS at or (800) 368-6498, as well as and (866) 927-5646.

As a reminder, you must obtain a DUNS number and register with to create an account in order to complete and submit your application online. The registration process can take up to three weeks for first-time registrants.

All completed grant applications must be submitted online.

Several of the requirements tied to this grant program have become law. Below are some of the legislative highlights related to motorcoach security.

Related Resources

The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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