2010 Olympics First Responder Training

This program will provide funding for training activities for Washington State and local Whatcom County, Washington first responders in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Efforts funded by the grant will be coordinated with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S.

Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) Security Training and Exercise Support for the 2010 Olympics.

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 Regional Agency Offices.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eligible activities include training for: Volunteer and Reserve Medical Services; Maritime Interdiction Training; Explosive Breaching Training; Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training; Advanced Hostage Negotiations; Coordination Center Joint Training/National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Refer to program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refer to program guidance.


Specific information on applicant eleigbility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Apropriations Act, 2009 , Public Law 110-329.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.


Not Applicable.


Extensions to the period of performance will be considered only through formal requests to FEMA with specific and compelling justifications for an extension.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need.

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.

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In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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. 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 grantee"s 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



(Project Grants) FY 09 $157,000; FY 10 est $0; FY 11 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For reguations and guidelines please refer to the solicitation guidance and application kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

FEMA Grant Programs Directorate, 500 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: askscid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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

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