CNCS Disaster Response Cooperative Agreement

The CNCS Disaster Response Cooperative Agreement allows CNCS to enter into a legal relationship with existing CNCS grantees to reimburse expenses incurred when that program redirects its activities to communities impacted by disaster.

It defines the conditions for deployment, reimbursable expenses
and support provided by CNCS for these disaster activities.

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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

These agreements will allow reimbursement of disaster-related expenses for existing CNCS grantees deployed to disaster impacted areas.

Allowable expenses are detailed in the agreement.

Expenses must fall within the pre-approved budget.

Disaster deployments must be supported with a FEMA Mission Assignment and CNCS issued disaster deployment form.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See application instructions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See application instructions.

Credentials/Documentation

Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as copy of last audit may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicant must me an existing CNCS grantee.

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. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) also apply to for-profit entities.

Award Procedures

Awards are given as a reimbursement for actual disaster related costs.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

42 U.S.C. Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) 42 U.S.C. National and Community Service Act of 1990.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

From 60 to 90 days.

Renewals

Agreements are renewed every three years.
Agreements are dependent on base grants. If the base grant is terminated, so is the agreement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Reimbursement is provided per deployment for actual costs incured. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

After action reports are required for each deployment.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

A deployment invoice form must be completed and submitted to claim reimbursement.

Performance monitoring is incorporated into base grant performance monitoring requirements.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Grantees must maintain documentation for all reimbursable expenses.

Financial Information

Account Identification

95-8981-0-0-000.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 08 $7,131,397; FY 09 est $0; FY 10 est $50,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Variable depending on levels of disaster activity accross the country.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Guidelines provided in cooperative agreement language, application instructions, and CNCS guidance.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Philip W. Shaw, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, 9th Floor , Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: pshaw@cns.gov Phone: (202) 606-6697

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria outlined in Cooperative Agreement application.



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