Cora Brown Fund


To use funds made possible by a bequest of funds from the late Cora C. Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, who left a portion of her estate to the United States for the purpose of helping survivors of natural disasters not caused by or attributed to war. This fund supports disaster recovery for those survivors with unmet needs that cannot be addressed through other forms of assistance.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, 42 U.S.C 5121.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Individuals, families, and groups in need of (1) Disaster-related home repair and rebuilding; (2) disaster-related unmet needs; and (3) other services which alleviate human suffering and promote the well being of disaster survivors.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals, families, and groups in need.
Recommendation from Regional Administrator or his/her designee. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Disaster survivors do not apply for assistance from the fund; instead, they are identified and recommended by the Regional Director or his/her representatives, with assistance from other governmental agencies and voluntary disaster agencies.
Award Procedure
The Assistant Administrator will request the Chief Financial Officer to send a check to the intended recipient or provider. The Assistance Administrator shall notify the Regional Administrator, and the Regional Administrator shall notify a representative of the group in writing.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Other - Not Specified.
Other - Not Specified.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To provide for disaster-related needs that have not been, or will not be met by government agencies or any other organizations which have programs to address such needs; however, the fund is not intended to replace or supersede these programs. The fund may not be used in a way that is inconsistent with other federally mandated disaster assistance or insurance programs. Money from the fund will not duplicate assistance for which a person is eligible from other sources.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
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.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. 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. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses for FEMA's Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 500 C Street SW, Sixth Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3100 Phone: (202) 212-1000
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 14 $2,100,000; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Federal Disaster Assistance Regulations, 44 CFR 206.181; DOM Chapter 17; Cora Brown Fund Program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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