Border Infrastructure Improvement Projects

To implement border security infrastructure improvement projects and initiatives by providing funding, technical assistance and other resources to border communities.



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

Use and restrictions will be identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant eligibility will be identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, local governments, territories, nonprofits and private organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

Specific information will be identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Will be addressed depending on geographic location of the projects in response to E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information will be identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Issues or concerns will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award execution.

Deadlines

Application deadline and other information will be identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Authorization

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval/Disapproval Time information will be identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Specific information is identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Specific information is identified in the funding opportunity announcements and program guidance.

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

70-0533-0-1-751.

Obigations

FY 07 $0; FY 08 $88,000,000; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

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

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB Circulars No. A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments and A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations, A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions and A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organization.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Office of Grant Policy and Oversight, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg 410, Washington, DC 20528. E-mail: rosemary.springer@dhs.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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