Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Coastal Resiliency Grants.

The purpose of this program is to issue grants for disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy.

Funds shall be used by recipients to assist Interior and its bureaus/offices to restore and rebuild national parks, national wildlife refuges, and increase the resiliency and capacity of coastal habitat
and infrastructure to withstand storms and reduce the amount of damage caused by such storms.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients of these grants will have submitted a proposal and competed for grants to be issued in order to increase the resiliency and capacity of coastal habitat and infrastructure to withstand storms and reduce the amount of damage caused by such storms.

Grants will be executed consistent with the projects selected through the competition.

Grants are to be used consistent with the approved project selected through the competition.

The use of these funds for land acquisition should be explicitly detailed in the grant agreement and is subject to approval by the Executive Council.

100% Discretionary.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

.

anyone / general public.

Beneficiary Eligibility

. anyone / general public.

Credentials/Documentation

None. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants shall submit an application package in accordance with the requirements set forth in 43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12.

Award Procedures

Criteria and additional information will be made available at time of announcement and posted online (Grants.gov).

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013; Public Law 113-2; Jan. 29, 2013.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. 30-120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. (selected programs or projects).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Dependent of specifics of project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Dependent of specifics of project.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Recipients must submit a final program report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients must submit a final cash report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients must submit a final progress report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports.

Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly.

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Records determined by the type of project recipient, in accordance with 43 CFR.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0102-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $200,000,000; and FY 14 est $100,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

New program, have not allocated yet.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Felicia Baker Office of the Secretary
1849 C St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: ftbaker@ios.doi.gov Phone: (202)-208-5183

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of technical experts within the Federal Government, including the Department of the Interior and other Federal agencies. Projects will be judged on combination of factors, including the relevance to the program s objectives, the cost of the project, qualifications of the institution, and other factors. Additional guidance will be provided at time of announcement.



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