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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To provide for disaster-related needs that have not been, or will not be met by government agencies or any other organizations which have programs to address such needs; however, the fund is not intended to replace or supersede these programs.
The fund may not be used in a way that is inconsistent with other federally mandated disaster assistance or insurance programs.
Money from the fund will not duplicate assistance for which a person is eligible from other sources.
Individuals, families, and groups in need of (1) Disaster-related home repair and rebuilding; (2) disaster-related unmet needs; and (3) other services which alleviate human suffering and promote the well being of disaster victims.
Individuals, families, and groups in need.
Recommendation from Regional Director or his/her designee.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Disaster victims do not apply for assistance from the fund, instead, they are identified and recommended by the Regional Director or his/her representatives, with assistance from other governmental agencies and voluntary disaster agencies.
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
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.
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.
(Direct Payments) FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Federal Disaster Assistance Regulations, 44 CFR 206.181; DOM Chapter 17; Cora Brown Fund Program.
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses for FEMA's Regional Offices.
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane - Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20528.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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