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.
Fiscal Year 2012: Performed 15 EMAP accreditations. Fiscal Year 2013: Performed 14 EMAP accreditations. Fiscal Year 2014: Projected to perform minimum of 14 EMAP accreditations.
Uses and Use Restrictions
1) State/territory baseline assessments documentation;
2) Maintenance of joint consensus standards and guidelines;
3) Maintenance of a web-based portal for states and territories self-assessments;
4) Peer-review and feedback on problem areas identified in the self-assessment;
5) Webinars for training on standards;
6) Videos which assist in the preparation for an assessment; and
7) Access to best practices and model plans.
See Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Any non-profit organization that can sufficiently demonstrate through their application significant experience in providing assessments of state emergency management organizations using peer review and nationally recognized emergency management standards and that can meet the objectives of this program is eligible to apply.
State and territory emergency management programs.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The applicant must provide a detailed budget for the funds requested. The detailed budget must be submitted as an attachment to the grant application package in the ND Grants system. The budget must be complete, reasonable, and cost-effective in relation to the proposed project. The budget should provide the basis of computation of all project-related costs, and appropriate narrative, and a detailed justification of Management and Administrative (M&A) costs.
For indirect costs, applicant is required to provide a copy of the official Negotiated Agreement in effect at the time of application.
Applications will be reviewed by DHS FEMA National Preparedness Assessment Division Program Office and Grants Program Directorate (GPD), and the award will be made by GPD Assistance Officers. Funds will not be made available for obligation, expenditure, or drawdown until the applicant s budget and budget narrative have been approved by FEMA.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, 6 U.S.C. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â§Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â§ 313(b)(2)(B); Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â§ 314(a)(10); and 314 (a)(11) , 6 U.S.C 313.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Other - Not Specified.
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
The period of performance is 24 months. A request for extension may be submitted to FEMA at least 60 days prior end of the performance period with specific and compelling justifications as to why an extension is required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Upon approval of the application, the award will be made in the form of a grant. The date of approval of award entered into the system is the "award date." Notification of award approval is made through the ND Grants system through an automatic email to the grantee point of contact (POC) listed in the initial application. Once an award has been approved and recorded in the system, a notice is sent to the authorized grant official. Follow the directions in the notification to accept your award documents. The authorized grant official should carefully read the award package for instructions on administering the grant and to learn more about the terms and conditions associated with responsibilities under Federal awards. Awarded funds will be loaded into the Payment Management System (PMS) and available for drawdown by the grantee, unless otherwise instructed.
Post Assistance Requirements
Baseline Assessment Reports, which identify the state or territory assessed, due within 120 days of peer-review onsite assessment.
Annual Baseline Assessment Summary Report, which reflect results of baseline assessments conducted during the period, identify trends, and summarize the state of the nation s preparedness as determined through the application of nationally recognized emergency management standards.
No cash reports are required.
Quarterly Progress Reports which reflect progress toward the accomplishment of grant objectives, due within 30 days after the end of each quarter ending December 31st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th.
The Quarterly Federal Financial Report (FFR) - SF-425, due within 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30th, April 30th, July 30th, October 30th.
The Final Federal Financial Report (FFR), SF-425, due within 90 days after the Period of Performance expires.
Final Payment/Unexpended Funds: due within 90 days after the Period of Performance expires.
Reports are not required; however, Grant recipient will be monitored by FEMA staff, both programmatically and financially, to ensure that the project goals, objectives, performance requirements, timelines, milestone completion, budgets, and other related program criteria are being met.
Monitoring will be accomplished through a combination of office-based desk reviews and on-site monitoring visits.
Monitoring will involve the review and analysis of the financial, programmatic, performance, and administrative issues relative to the program and will identify areas where technical assistance or other support may be needed.
The recipient is responsible for monitoring award activities to provide reasonable assurance that the Federal award is administered in compliance with requirements.
Responsibilities include the accounting of receipts and expenditures, cash management, maintaining adequate financial records, and refunding expenditures disallowed by audits.
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.
(Salaries) FY 12 $600,000; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - This program will not be funded via a grant or cooperative agreement mechanism in FY13 and beyond. The current obligated grant awards from FY2010 and FY2012 will remain available to the grantee through the POP expiration date in performance of their grant agreements.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
See Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Regional or Local Office
Sharon Kushnir, Program Manager 800 K Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3630 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202-786-9451
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications will be reviewed by the NPAD Program Office and GPD and a selection will be made based on the program criteria identified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement. The award will be made by GPD Assistance Officers.
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