Aviation Research Grants


To encourage and support innovative, advanced, and applied research and development in areas of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation security.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/09/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants (Contracts); USE OF PROPERTY, FACILITIES, OR EQUIPMENT
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C 188(b)(1)(c).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, colleges and universities, State, local and Indian Tribal Governments and for-profit organizations are eligible to benefit.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (colleges and universities), State, local and Indian Tribal Governments and for-profit organizations are eligible to benefit.
May be required by U.S. Statute, regulation or program guidance. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Award Procedure
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Multi-year grants or cooperative agreements are available; extensions are possible. No-cost extensions available upon request by the recipient and approval by the Grants Office.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
The grants may be used to support research and development projects at colleges, universities, nonprofit and for profit institutions in the area of System Security Technology. Restrictions on use of funds will be identified in the announcement, program guidance and award provisions. Refer to program guidance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to program guidance. No cash reports are required. Frequency of interim reporting will be identified in the funding opportunity/program guidance document. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance.
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 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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on Project need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate
Transportation Security Laboratory, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Building 315,
Atlantic City International Airport, NJ 08405.
Headquarters Office
Dr. Susan Hallowell W. J. Hughes Technical Center, Bldg 315, International Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08405 Phone: (1-609) 813-2700 Fax: (1-609) 383-1973
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - No funding available for FY2011, FY2012, and FY 2013. The National Academy of Sciences Grant ( number 04-G-045 ) is still active until September 30, 2013.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circulars A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220); A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 225); 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 (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215); A-122,Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 230); and A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations. In addition to the OMB criteria, program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures will also apply.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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