Research on Chemical and Biological Defense

To further the capability to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat the effects of chemical, radiological and biological warfare agents.

Agency - Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Program Accomplishments


Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients are required to conform to their accepted research protocol and are usually required to submit some form of annual or project report.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be a public or private educational institution, nonprofit organizations operated for purposes in the public interest and commercial firms.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries are relatively independent investigators associated with an applicant organization.


Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial and managerial capability as well as a certification of compliance with Federal, State, and local environmentallaws, ordinances and regulations. Applicants must not appear on the DoD debarred or suspended list.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Applicants should obtain a copy of The relevant BAA which describes the full research program areas of interestand includes necessary forms and instruction for proposal submissions. The BAA is available at no cost to the applicant and is also available for download at (search under USASMDC), and .

Award Procedures



None. Individual research areas may initiate deadlines which will be communicated upon review of the pre- proposal.


10 U.S.C. 2358.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time





Once a grant is awarded, any follow-on research Proposal is treated as a new request. Follow-on work should allow for review time noted above.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The length of time for which support is requested should be consistent with the nature and complexity of the proposed research. The maximum period acceptable for a research proposal is 5 years. Funds are normally released on a quarterly basis.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly financial reports and a final financial transactions report, i.e.

SF 272 are required.

Additionally, some grants may require midterm and/or final technical reports.


Defense Contract Audit Agency or Department of Health and Human Services Audit Agency.


Recipients are required to maintain records adequate to reflect the nature and extent of their costs and expenditures and to insure that the required costs of participation is achieved. Records must be maintained for 3 years following the date of submission of final request for services rendered.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 est $3,752,500; FY 08 est $10,000,000 and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

DOD and Federal Regulations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Chemical and Biological Medical Systems, 64 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702. Telephone: (301) 619-2895 E-mail: .

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See the CBMS BAA for Complete selection criteria.

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