Securing Critical Underground Infrastructure Pilot Program

This program would support the installation of devices designed to secure critical underground infrastructure in real-world situations, and monitor their effectiveness and drawbacks.

In addition, the employed protective measure helps to ensure secure and resilient critical infrastructure by enhancing
the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, and mitigate the illicit use of explosives in the United States IAW PPD-8.

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.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: 442 Barriers installed along Amtrak NE Corridor. Fiscal Year 2013: Anticipate 748 Barriers along Amtrak NE Corridor. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Restricted to the evaluation of the effectiveness and drawbacks of devices or systems designed to protect critical underground infrastructure.

Additional information concerning uses and restrictions is contained in the funding opportunity announcement or can be obtained from the administering program office identified in this announcement.

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 and award provisions.

See the funding opportunity announcement.

See program guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See program guidance.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

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

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.


Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2009 , Public Law 110-329, 122 Stat. 3668.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Other - Not Specified.


Not Applicable.


Subject to future appropriations.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement. 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: See program guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit semiannual performance reports.

Semiannual "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each reporting period: Jan.

30, and July 30.

Final performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are not applicable.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.


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 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - Meetings conducted through April 2010 and attended by representatives from OPO, OGC, NPPD Property Management, and OBP, all parties concluded that this contract did not comply with statutory and regulatory restrictions and authorities for transferring property to non-Federal entities. This caused a delay while grant language was formulated, approved, and administered.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

44 CFR Part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments; A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (2 CFR Part 225); A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations (2 CFR Part 215); A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (2 CFR Part 220); A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (2 CFR Part 230); and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedure.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Michael Dailey 245 Murray Lane., SW, Stop 0612, Arlington, Virginia 20525-0612 Phone: (202) 447-5589

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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