Homeland Security Outreach, Education, and Technical Assistance

To provide funding for outreach, education, and technical assistance in order to raise public awareness of homeland security issues and to work with communities to help them forge partnerships across agencies and disciplines to address preparedness and response.

Outreach and technical assistance
may take several forms, such as the provision of written information, person-to-person exchange, seminars, workshops or training sessions.


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.

Website Address

www.dhs.gov



Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial and nonfinancial assistance may be provided for the following: salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, subcontractor and supporting costs required for technical and other activities necessary to achieve the objective.

Restrictions on use of funds will be identified in the funding opportunity announcement and award provisions.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

In general, States, local governments, institutions of high education, private, public, profit or nonprofit organizations, Indian Tribal governments, or individuals specified by U.S.

Appropriation Statute.

Specific applicant eligibility will be identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal, State, and local governments, private, public, profit or nonprofit organizations, Indian tribal governments, and individuals.

Credentials/Documentation

May be required by the U.S. Statute, regulation, or program guidance.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The applicant is notified of funding availability through letter, electronic mail communication, or electronic posting on www.Grants.gov.

The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.

The funding opportunity announcement will identify if the program is subject to Executive Order 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs."

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.

Deadlines

Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.

Authorization

Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C. 101 et. seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

"Earmarked" or one-time funding amounts and any match requirements are specified in the Program or Appropriation Statute, regulation or program guidance, and are identified in the funding opportunity announcement.

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

Reports

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.

Audits

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.

Records

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

70-0800-0-1-999.

Obigations

FY 07 $2,345,746; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB Circulars Nos., A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Headquarters Office: Marilyn Morgan, Director, Grants and Financial Assistance Division, Office of Procurement Operations, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer. Telephone: (202) 447-5689.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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