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
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, program guidance, and award provisions.
Generally, State and local governments or as specified by U.S.
Specific applicant eligibility will be identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.
State and local governments.
May be required by the U.S. Statute, regulation, or program guidance.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
An application (SF-424, Budget, program or project narrative and assurances) must be submitted that outlines the implementation of the project and expenditure of funds in response to the project identified through the announcement.
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant, and award processed.
Application deadlines are specified in the announcement of funds availability.
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, Title 6, U.S.C. Section 308(b)(1)(c).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The range of approval depends on the type of project to be funded.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Match requirements, if any, are specified in the Program or Appropriation Statute, regulation or program guidance, and are identified in the announcement.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Specified in the funding opportunity announcement.
Post Assistance Requirements
Financial and progress reports must be submitted in compliance with OMB Circular A-102 or A-110.
The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the 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 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.
Financial records, supporting documentation and all other records to validate the performance of the grant or cooperative agreement must be retained for 3 years from the date the final financial status report is submitted to the DHS.
FY 07 $14,819,275; FY 08 est $21,000,000; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Specified in the announcement.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
OMB Circulars Nos., A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures.
Regional or Local Office
CDR Dan Yereb, Early Detection Division, Office of Health Affairs Department of Homeland Security, Telephone: (202) 254-6712.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Earmark or as identified in the funding opportunity announcement or program guidance.
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