Emergency Operations Centers

The purpose of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA regional offices.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

It is anticipated that 56 States/Territories will apply for funding for all eligible State and local EOCs to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The EOC grant program supports EOC construction and renovation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Funding under this program is ultimately to benefit States and local governments.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.


Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.


Section 614 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196c) is amended to read as follows: (SEC. 614. GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTERS.) Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Public Law No. 110-161. Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 110-329).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.




Extensions to the period of performance will be considered only through formal requests to FEMA with specific and compelling justifications for an extension.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

The program will require a 75 percent Federal and 25 percent grantee cost share cash- or in-kind match requirement.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.

Quarterly "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) 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 A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.


Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $0; FY 08 $15,000,000; and FY 09 est $35,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the solicitation guidance and application kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA regional offices.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate, 500 C Street S.W., Washington, DC 20472. The Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) can be contacted at (1-800) 368-6498 or askcsid@dhs.gov. CSID is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.

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