Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program

To enhance emergency preparedness capabilities of the States, local, and tribal communities at each of the eight chemical agent stockpile storage facilities.

The purpose of the program is to assist States and local communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and respond to accidents
associated with the storage and ultimate disposal of chemical warfare materials.

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 Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA Regional Offices.

State and local government officials and the public are encouraged to contact their State and Local Emergency Management Agencies or Departments.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

In preceding fiscal years initiatives or projects such as: installation of operational siren systems, completion of demographic surveys of immediate response zones, improving emergency operating centers, procurement of dedicated radio and telephone systems, development of training courses which resulted in training of over 15,000 people, development of residential and business shelter-in-place guides, construction of over 30 collective protection projects, as well as conducting enhanced exercises and expanded public education/public affairs outreach programs, have occurred.

Uses and Use Restrictions

In keeping with the intent of the Congressional appropriations, CSEPP funds are to be utilized for effective emergency management capabilities in the 10 affected States, local, and tribal communities surrounding the eight Army stockpile locations.

CSEPP funds may not be used as a substitute for other mandated, unfunded programs required for existing needs or by other laws.

CSEPP funds may not be used to supplant other forms of emergency management funding.

CSEPP funds may not be commingled with other, non-CSEPP funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications are accepted from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

The eligible States house the U.S.

Army stockpiles unitary chemical warfare agent as bulk chemicals and munitions.

Local governments are eligible to participate as subgrantees under their State's application.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local and tribal governments, and general public.


The budget worksheets used for CSEPP must be included in the official application package. These worksheets will be used for budget analysis by FEMA.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

A preapplication meeting between the FEMA Regional Offices and their respective States usually occurs to discuss the application and draft work plan.

Technical assistance is available for application preparation from the FEMA Regional Office.

This program is not subject to the provisions of E.O.


Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.


Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.


Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Title 14, Part B, Section 1412, Public Law 99-145, 50 U.S.C. 1521.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.


Appeals may be submitted in writing by the authorized State official to the FEMA Regional Director.


A new application is required for each Federal fiscal year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


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.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $54,886,788; FY 08 est $88,155,897; FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

44 CFR 13 and 14; Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Planning Guidance and CSEPP Policy Papers. All available, relevant guidance is routinely provided to all eligible State participants. State and local organizations desiring information about this program should contact their State Emergency Management Agencies or Departments.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA Regional Offices. State and local government officials and the public are encouraged to contact their State and Local Emergency Management Agencies or Departments.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. #410., Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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

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