Virginia Operational Integration Cyber Center of Excellence

To support the creation of a "Municipal Cyber Lab".

The Lab will focus on raising awareness of cybersecurity issues among local government officials, and incorporating cybersecurity planning into the mainstream of emergency operations at the local level.

The concept encourages the development
of capabilities, processes and procedures that will better equip local officials to cope with a cyber incident.


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

Restricted to supporting the activities of the Virginia Operational Integration Cyber Center of Excellence (VOICCE), involving incorporating cybersecurity planning into the mainstream of emergency operations at the local level.

Additional information concerning uses and restrictions is contained in the funding opportunity announcement or can be obtained from the administering program office identified in this announcement.

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.

See the funding opportunity announcement.

Refer to program guidance for further information.

Refer to program guidance for further information.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiary Eligibility: State Governments, local government, territorial governments, and tribal governments. Refer to program guidance for futher information.

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

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 funding opportunity announcement.

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

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2010, Title III, as amended by National Protection and Programs Directorate, Infrastructure Protection and Information Security, Public Law 111-83, 2157 Stat.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Subject to future appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement. 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: Refer to program guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit semiannual financial and performance reports.

Quarterly "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days of the reporting period: Jan.

30, July 30.

Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

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

70-0565-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $500,000; FY 11 est not reported. - FY 2011 estimate not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

44 CFR Part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments,A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (2 CFR Part 225), A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations (2 CFR Part 215), A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (2 CFR Part 220), A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (iii. 2 CFR Part 230), and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedure.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kelvin Coleman, 245 Murray Lane, SW, Mail Stop 0115, Washington, District of Columbia 20528 Email: Kelvin.Coleman@dhs.gov Phone: (703) 235-2871.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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