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
Support is provided to colleges and universities who, in turn, provide scholarships and fellowships.
Refer to the program guidance document for additional information.
Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.
Other Public Institution/Organizations; Other Private Institution/Organizations; (Colleges and Universities).
Refer to program guidance.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
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.
6 U.S.C. 188(b)(1) and 6 U.S.C. 182(10)
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Contingent upon future Congressional funding. Renewals or extensions to awards are at the sole discretion of the Department of Homeland Security.
Formula and Matching Requirements
No 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 annual financial and performance reports.
Annual Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award.
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.
FY 07 $4,903,309; FY 08 est. $3,500,000; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations, A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions and A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organization., A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures.
Regional or Local Office
Department of Homeland Security, Grants and Financial Assistance Division, Office of Procurement Operations, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 245 Murray Lane, SW., Building 410, Washington, DC 20523; Telephone: (202) 447-5589.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
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