Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program

 

To enhance emergency preparedness capabilities of the States and local communities at the two U.S. Army chemical weapons stockpile storage facilities. The purpose of the program is to assist States and local communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and respond to accidents associated with the storage and ultimate disposal of chemical warfare materials.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.040
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Colorado and Kentucky communities will maintain and further enhance preparedness capabilities as measured by the twelve programmatic benchmarks. FEMA and Army will conduct a full-scale exercise at each site to evaluate community response capabilities and coordinated hazard-specific plans. Colorado revised and issued an updated CSEPP Recovery Plan based on the results of the previous year’s exercise. Both States enhanced alert and notification approaches through adoption of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. Both states initiated public outreach and education campaigns and conducted training across emergency management disciplines. Preparedness capabilities in the Colorado and Kentucky communities were maintained and further enhanced as measured by the twelve programmatic benchmarks. A full-scale exercise was conducted at each site to evaluate community response capabilities. Primary and backup alert and notification and emergency communication systems were enhanced. Jurisdictions reviewed and updated response and recovery plans. Colorado conducted a series of recovery workshops, culminating in a tabletop exercise. Training was provided across all emergency management disciplines, including NIMS.
Fiscal Year 2017 Colorado and Kentucky communities maintained and further enhanced preparedness capabilities as measured by the twelve programmatic benchmarks. FEMA and Army will conduct a full-scale exercise at each site to evaluate community response capabilities and coordinated hazard-specific plans. Colorado revised and issued an updated CSEPP Recovery Plan based on the results of the previous year’s exercise. Both States enhanced alert and notification approaches through adoption of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. Both states initiated public outreach and education campaigns and conducted training across emergency management disciplines. Kentucky will test actions outlined in their revised recovery sampling and analysis plan addressing post-accident coordination.
Fiscal Year 2018 Colorado and Kentucky communities will maintain and further enhance preparedness capabilities as measured by the twelve programmatic benchmarks, which include a full-scale exercise at each site, upgraded and expanded emergency communication and alerting systems, training across emergency management disciplines, and coordinated hazard-specific planning.
Fiscal Year 2019 Colorado and Kentucky communities will maintain and further enhance preparedness capabilities as measured by the twelve programmatic benchmarks, which include a full-scale exercise at each site, upgraded and expanded emergency communication and alerting systems, training across emergency management disciplines, and coordinated hazard-specific planning.
Authorization
Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Title 14, Part B, Section 1412, Public Law 99-145, 50 U.S.C. 1521
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applications are accepted only from the State of Colorado and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These eligible States house the U.S. Army stockpiles unitary chemical warfare agent as bulk chemicals and munitions. Local governments are eligible to participate as subrecipients under their State's application.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, local and tribal governments, and general public.
Credentials/Documentation
The budget worksheets used for CSEPP must be included in the official application package. These worksheets will be used for budget analysis by FEMA.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. 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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS/FEMA program staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the State prior to the award being issued.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Refer to the Notice of funding Opportunity for additional information.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Applications are accepted only from the State of Colorado and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These eligible States house the U.S. Army stockpiles unitary chemical warfare agent as bulk chemicals and munitions. Local governments are eligible to participate as subrecipients under their State's application. In keeping with the intent of the Congressional appropriations, CSEPP funds are to be utilized for effective emergency management capabilities in the two affected States and localities surrounding the two Army stockpile locations. CSEPP funds may not be used as a substitute for other mandated, unfunded programs required for existing needs or by other laws. CSEPP funds may not be used to supplant other forms of emergency management funding. CSEPP funds may not be commingled with other, non-CSEPP funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed information.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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 Recipients are required to submit an organization-wide financial and compliance audit report. The audit must be performed in accordance with the General Accounting Office (GAO) Government Auditing Standards and 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 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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed information. 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. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Upon receipt of appropriated funding from the Army and approval of apportionment authority from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Notice of Funding Opportunity will be posted on Grants.gov. Subsequent to application approvals, the FEMA Program Office will provide the approved funding to each Region Office. The FEMA Regional Offices will provide an award package to the Recipients. Award packages include an award letter, Standard Form 112-0-7 and Articles of Agreement. The recipient must sign Standard Form 112-0-7 and return it to FEMA before obligation of funds. Upon receipt of appropriated funding from the Army and approval of apportionment authority from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Notice of Funding Opportunity will be posted on Grants.gov. Subsequent to application approvals, the FEMA Program Office will provide the approved funding to each Region Office. The FEMA Regional Offices will provide an award package to the Recipients. Award packages include an award letter, Standard Form 112-0-7 and Articles of Agreement. The recipient must sign Standard Form 112-0-7 and return it to FEMA before obligation of funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA Regional Offices. State and local government officials and the public are encouraged to contact their State and Local Emergency Management Agencies or Departments.
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Directorate, Technological Hazards Division, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
400 C St, SW
Washington, DC 20472-3025 US
Terry.hobbs@fema.dhs.gov
Phone: (202) 212-7961

Terry Hobbs
400 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472-3615 US
Terry.hobbs@fema.dhs.gov
Phone: 2022127961
Website Address
http://www.dhs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0711-0-1-999
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$40,786,923.00; FY 19 est $21,153,456.00; FY 20 est $27,485,272.00; FY 17$34,674,089.00; FY 16$20,300,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
44 CFR 13 and 14; Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Planning Guidance and CSEPP Policy Papers. All available, relevant guidance is routinely provided to all eligible State participants. State and local organizations desiring information about this program should contact their State Emergency Management Agencies or Departments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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