Disaster Assistance Projects
This category is not for unsolicited proposals. Provides funding that has been designated by Congressionally appropriated authorization, generally for a specified Project, or to provide unique or limited scope funding for certain disaster assistance Projects identified by congress or a DHS program office. Program funds support the National Preparedness Goal of enhancing core capabilities in the areas of disaster response and recovery.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2018
6 grants, 60, 000+ survivors
Public Health Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergencies Act of 2002, Public Law 107-188
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288
Homeland Security Act, Public Law 107-296
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education, and hospitals), local (includes State-designated Indian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals), public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals), other public institution/organization, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individual/family, profit organization, private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals). Funds are restricted to nonfederal entities, e.g. State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individual specified by DHS or U.S. Appropriation Statute.
Individual/family, profit organization, private nonprofit institution/organization, State, local, public nonprofit institution/organization, other public institution/organization, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments or individual specified by U.S. Appropriation Statute.
Credentials or other documentation may be required by the U.S. Appropriation Statute or other statute by project. Funds are restricted to nonfederal entities, e.g. State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individual specified by DHS or U.S. Appropriation Statute.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. The applicant is notified of funding availability through letter or electronic mail communication. The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through this notification.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. An application (SF 424, budget, program or project narrative and assurances) or plan must be submitted that outlines the implementation of the project and expenditure of funds in response to the project identified by the U.S. Appropriation Statute.
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant and award processed.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval time depends on the type of project to be funded.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Funding is restricted to nonfederal entities invited to apply by DHS or specified in DHS Appropriation Statute.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to program guidance.
Financial records, supporting documentation and all other records to validate the performance of the grant or cooperative agreement must be retained for three years from the date the final financial status report is submitted to the DHS.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. Funding amounts and match requirements are specified in the program guidance document.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Mandated in the appropriation or identified in the application or plan submission. Refer to program guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Community Services Branch/Individual Assistance Division/Recovery Directorate
500 C St., SW.
Washington, DC 20472 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$221,791,574.00; FY 19 est $53,146,496.00; FY 20 est $55,000,000.00; FY 17$2,767,367,674.00; FY 16 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each "earmark" or project funding is designated by the appropriation statute or identified by the program office.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circulars, A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with Stat, and Local Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedure.
Examples of Funded Projects