National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Build and sustain resilient systems, communities, and critical infrastructure and key resources lifelines so as to reduce their vulnerability to natural, technological, and human-caused incidents by lessening the likelihood, severity, and duration of the adverse consequences related to these incidents.

1.

Achieve
a measurable decrease in the long-term vulnerability of the Nation against current baselines amid a growing population base and expanding infrastructure base.


This will be accomplished by providing funding for the planning, directing and managing of the activities of the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Program and identify, investigate, and report on all on-duty firefighter fatalities during 2013.


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 Regional Agency Offices.

DHS/FEMA/Grant Programs Directorate
Email: firegrants@dhs.gov
Phone: 1-866-274-0960
Address: 500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472.
Website Address

http://www.fema.gov



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: To honor and remember firefighters who died in the line of duty during 2011 and in previous years at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Fiscal Year 2013: To honor and remember firefighters who died in the line of duty during 2012 and in previous years at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. Fiscal Year 2014: To honor and remember firefighters who died in the line of duty during 2013 and in previous years at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

Uses and Use Restrictions

DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the grant, and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award.

Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings.

In addition, federal funds may not be used to sue the federal government or any other government entity.

Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and included in the award agreement.

United States Fire Administration funding appropriation is discretionary.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Specialized group, National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Please refer to program guidance.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Upon approval of an application, the grant will be awarded to the grant recipient. The date that this is done is the "award date." Notification of award approval is made through the Non Disaster Grants (NDGrants.gov) system. Once an award has been approved, a notice is sent to the authorized grantee official. The authorized grantee official should carefully read the award and special condition documents. If you do not receive a notification, please contact your Program Analyst for your award number. Once you have the award number, contact the NDGrants Help Desk at NDGrants@dhs.gov or (202) 786-9484.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

14 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

12 months from date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: DHS/FEMA uses the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) method of payment to Recipients. To enroll in the DD/EFT, the Recipient must complete a Standard Form 1199A, Direct Deposit Form.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly Performance Reports - a.

The recipient shall submit quarterly performance reports within 30 days after the end of each period.

Reports are due on July 30, October 30, January 30 and April 30.

b.

The report shall consist of a comparison of actual accomplishments to the approved project objectives.

c.

Copies of Performance Reports shall be submitted to the Grants Management Specialist and the PO listed under VII.

Department of Homeland Security Contacts.

d.

The final performance report should provide a narrative on what the Recipient accomplished with the grant funds and any benefits derived.

Recipients of FEMA grants awarded after October 1, 2009 will be required to submit a quarterly Federal Financial Report (FFR) in order to account for obligations and expenditures.

The FFR, to be submitted using Standard Form (SF)-425, will be due on a quarterly basis within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter.

A report must be submitted for every quarter of the period of performance, including partial calendar quarters, as well as for periods where no grant activity occurs.

Future awards and fund draw downs may be withheld if these reports are delinquent.

The SF-425 is intended to provide Federal agencies and grant recipients with a standard format and consistent reporting requirements throughout the government.

Please refer to program guidance.

No expenditure reports are required.

Quarterly Performance Reports - a.

The recipient shall submit quarterly performance reports within 30 days after the end of each period.

Reports are due on July 30, October 30, January 30 and April 30.

b.

The report shall consist of a comparison of actual accomplishments to the approved project objectives.

c.

Copies of Performance Reports shall be submitted to the Grants Management Specialist and the PO listed under VII.

Department of Homeland Security Contacts.
d.

The final performance report should provide a narrative on what the Recipient accomplished with the grant funds and any benefits derived.

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

Please refer to program guidance.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0564-0-1-800.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $225,000; FY 13 est $225,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 2011 387,000
FY 2012 225,000
FY 2013 est. 225,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

31 CFR 205: Rules and Procedures for Fund Transfers; OMB Circular A-102: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-87: Cost Principles for State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-110: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations; OMC Circular A-21: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; OMB Circular A-122: Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. DHS/FEMA/Grant Programs Directorate
Email: firegrants@dhs.gov
Phone: 1-866-274-0960
Address: 500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472.

Headquarters Office

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, FEMA 500 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Phone: (1-866) 274-0960

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The application will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the DHS/FEMA/USFA and is restricted to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).



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