Disaster Donations Management Program

To distribute technology solutions to State and local government and voluntary agencies throughout the country prior, to a major event, through the Aidmatrix Foundation/FEMA partnership.

This will allow end-users to incorporate technology solutions into their planning, increasing their capacity
to respond quickly and effectively once a disaster occurs.

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.



Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The program will enable government and voluntary agencies to create visibility and establish logistical tracking resources/source locations for donated items, services, and volunteers; and facilitate a match between those resources and needed assistance.

Program is restricted to government and voluntary/nonprofit agencies described in the announcement/program guidance document.

Refer to announcement or program guidance for further information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Refer to announcement or program guidance for further information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments and Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization, Quasi-public Nonprofit Organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Unsolicited applications will not be accepted. Refer to announcement and/or program guidance for further information.

Award Procedures

Application is reviewed by FEMA 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 program guidance document.

Authorization

The Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 111 et seq., as amended; Federal Grant and Cooperative Act, as amended, 41 U.S.C. 501 et seq.; Federal Program Information Act, 31 U.S.C. 6101-6104; and Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, Public Law 106-107, 113 Stat. 1486, see 31 U.S.C. 6101.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to announcement or program guidance document.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Refer to announcement or program guidance document.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This grant has no match requirement.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are awarded for the total dollar amount, but the release of the funds is on an as needed basis. The initial performance period shall not exceed 12 months. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. Refer to program guidance for further information.

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: Jan.

30, April 30, July 30, and Oct.

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 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 not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

Grant records include financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical records, and other records of recipient which are required to be maintained by 44 CFR Part 13.42, program regulations or the grant agreement. 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0700-0-1-453.

Obigations

(GRANTS), FY 07 $950,000; FY 08 $375,000; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

None.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, SW.,Bldg # 410 Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to program guidance for additional information.



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