Boating Safety Financial Assistance

 

To encourage greater State participation and uniformity in boating safety, permit the States to assume the greater share of boating safety education, assistance, and enforcement activities, and to assist the States in developing, carrying out and financing their recreational boating safety programs. Awards are also made available to national nonprofit public service organizations to support national recreational boating safety activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.012
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
FORMULA GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The Coast Guard entered into contractual obligations with 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and national nonprofit public service organizations. Fiscal Year 2015: The Coast Guard will enter into contractual obligations with 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and national nonprofit public service organizations. Fiscal Year 2016: The Coast Guard will enter into contractual obligations with 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and national nonprofit public service organizations.
Authorization
Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Act of 2005/State Boating Safety Financial Assistance, 46 U.S.C 13101-13109.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States (including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, and the District of Columbia) having a Coast Guard-approved boating safety program may apply for financial assistance. States may not receive more than one-half of the total costs incurred for their boating safety program. States must have a boating safety program as described in 46 U.S.C. 13102(c) to be eligible for a full share of the funds. National nonprofit public service organizations may apply and receive a combined total of up to 5 percent of the funds available in any 1 year. The application process for nonprofit public service organizations may be competitive.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See program guidance.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicant Eligibility: States (including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, and the District of Columbia) having a Coast Guard-approved boating safety program may apply for financial assistance. States may not receive more than one-half of the total costs incurred for their boating safety program. States must have a boating safety program as described in 46 U.S.C. 13102 (c) to be eligible for a full share of the funds. National nonprofit public service organizations may apply and receive a combined total of up to 5 percent of the funds available in any 1 year. The application process for nonprofit public service organizations may be competitive.

Cost of State programs will be determined in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 13107(b) and OMB Circular No. A-87. The Federal cost principles contained in OMB Circular No. A-122 shall be used in determining costs applicable to national nonprofit public service organizations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles 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 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 Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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 State application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
Appeals
Will be considered.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance document.
How may assistance be used?
States (includes Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, and the District of Columbia) are eligible applicants. Acquisition, maintenance and operating costs of State recreational boating safety program facilities, equipment, and supplies; personnel salaries and reimbursable expenses; costs of training personnel; public boating safety education; cost of acquiring, constructing and repairing public access sites; costs of administering the program; national boating safety activities of national nonprofit public service organizations; and other expenses which the Secretary considers appropriate. National nonprofit public service organizations may apply for and receive a combined total of up to 5 percent of the funds available in any 1 year. The application process for nonprofit public service organizations may be competitive. National nonprofit public service organizations may apply and receive a combined total of up to 5 percent of the funds available in any 1 year. The application process for nonprofit public service organizations may be competitive. States (includes Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, and the District of Columbia) are eligible applicants.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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.
Records
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years following grant closeout or final audit, whichever is later. 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 Formula: Title Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Act of 2005, Chapter 46, Part 13101-13109.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. One-third of the funds available to the States shall be divided equally among eligible States; one-third shall be divided among eligible States based on the ration of vessels numbered under approved State numbering systems; the remaining one-third shall be divided among eligible States based on the ratio of State funds spent for State boating safety programs in the previous fiscal year. The Federal share of funds expended on boating safety may not exceed 50 percent of total cost of a State Program. Funds remain available for obligation by the State for 3 years following date of allocation. Not more than 5 percent of the appropriation may be allocated to national nonprofit public service organizations. The application process for nonprofit public service organizations may be competitive. There is no matching requirement for grants to nonprofit organizations.
This program does not have MOE 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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Allocation; Request and Receipt; Lump Sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Pavlo Oborski 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20593-7501 Phone: (202) 372-1055
Website Address
http://www.uscgboating.org
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-8149-0-7-403.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $107,444,243; FY 15 est $112,830,145; and FY 16 est $107,611,645
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
44 CFR Part 13 (States) and 49 CFR Part 19 (nonprofit organizations); Office of Management and Budget Circular Nos. A-87; A-102; A-110; A-122; A-133; "Grant Management Manual for the National Nonprofit Orgainzation Recreational Boating Safety Grant Program (COMINST M16755.4);" and the State Recreational Boating Safety Program State Guide (COMDTPUB P16755.3).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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