Radiological/Nuclear Detection Pilot Evaluations Program

Pilot evaluations of equipment and Concepts of Operations (CONOPs) for use to address the overall risk of illicit radiological/nuclear materials entering our Nation.



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

http://www.dhs.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

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 announcement, program guidance and award provisions.

Refer to program guidance for further information.

Refer to program guidance for further information.

Refer to program guidance for further information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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 announcement, program guidance and award provisions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refer to program guidance for further information.

Credentials/Documentation

Refer to program guidance for further information. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. 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

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

Authorization

Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296; as amended, the SAFE Port Act, Title V, Section 501 (a), Public Law 109-347., Title V, Section 501, Public Law 109-347.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

Refer to program guidance for further information.

Renewals

Contingent upon future Congressional funding. Renewal of an award to increase funding or extend the period of performance is at the sole discretion of the Department of Homeland Security.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See program guidance.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need.

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 fiscal quarter, January 30, April 30, July 30 and October 30.

See above.

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See above.

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. 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

70-0860-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $776,000; FY 11 est $5,000,000 - Equipment, in the amount of $1.2M, on loan to the recipient of the initial award under this program will be transferred to the recipient at the end of that award.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 215 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations and OMB Circular No. A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments; 44 CFR part 13 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local governments; 2 CFR 225 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments; 2 CFR 230 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations; 2 CFR 220 Cost Principles for Institutions of Higher Education; 45 CFR 74 Principles for Determining Costs applicable to Research and Development under Grants and Contracts with Hospitals; and OMB Circular A-133 Audit of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

James Inman, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20528-0550 Email: James.Inman@dhs.gov Phone: (202) 254-7419.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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