Metropolitan Medical Response System

The MMRS program provides funding to designated localities to assist in maintaining and updating plans, delivering training, purchasing equipment and pharmaceuticals, and conducting exercises.

The mission of MMRS is to enhance local medical incident management's ability to coordinate and respond
to a mass casualty event during the crucial first hours, until significant external resources arrive and become operational.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Jurisdictions that have gone above the basic requirements of standard baseline development, and reached their eligibility requirements for Program Continuation funding, are those exemplary jurisdictions that have participated in Special Projects.

These capabilities gained range from a Mobile Field Hospital in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, to an Emergency Patient Tracking System in St.


Worcester has developed a software package for emergency responder credentialing and incident response status.

Allegheny County has developed a Regional Incident Support Coordination Team, and Southern Rio Grande Region is working on building cross-border emergency preparedness capabilities.

These are but a few of the MMRS initiatives ongoing throughout the 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

Program Accomplishments

To be determined.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Refer to grant program guidance document for specific use and use restriction information.

MMR includes functional components which are closely related to HRSA, CDC, and DHS programs within the medical emergency and preparedness funding structure.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, as defined in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, refer to means "any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any possession of the United States." The SAA is the only agency eligible to apply for HSGP funds and is responsible for obligating HSGP funds to local units of government and designated recipients.

Local units of government, as defined in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2005, refer to "any county, city, village, town, district, borough, port authority, transit authority, intercity rail provider, commuter rail system, freight rail provider, water district, regional planning commission, council of government, Indian tribe with jurisdiction over Indian country, authorized tribal organization, Alaska Native village, independent authority, special district, or other political subdivision of any State."

Beneficiary Eligibility

Local jurisdictions.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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

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.


Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.


Public Law 104-201, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997: The Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 1996 directed the Secretary of Defense to enhance capability and support improvements of response agencies. The Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1997 authorized funding for "medical strike teams," and the subsequent development of the MMRS Program. Ongoing Congressional appropriations have funded contracts with 124 MMRS jurisdictions.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

No match required.

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


Categorical Assistance Progress Reports (CAPR) and Biannual Strategy Implementation Reports (BSIR) are due within 30 days after the end of the reporting periods, which are June 30 and December 31, for the life of the award.

Grantees are also required to submit quarterly financial reports.

These reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Final financial, CAPR and BSIR 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



FY 07 $32,010,000; FY 08 est $39,831,404; and FY 09 est not available. (Obligations are included in 97.067).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For more requirements and guidance, please refer to the MMRS section of the HSGP solicitation guidelines and application kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grant Programs, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20523. Telephone: 800-368-6498. Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) can be contacted at 1-800-368-6498, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.(Eastern Time), Monday - Friday, or

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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

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