Emergency Operations Center


The purpose of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. This program provides funding for construction or renovation of a State, local or Tribal government's principal EOC. Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State and local levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters cause by any hazard.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 614, 42 U.S.C. 5196
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit
Beneficiary Eligibility
Funding under this program is ultimately to benefit State and local governments.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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 application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit .
Extensions to the period of performance will be considered only through formal requests to FEMA with specific and compelling justifications why an extension is required.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
The EOC grant program supports EOC construction and renovation. Funds must be spent in compliance with rules and regulations noted in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 25%. The program will require a 75 percent Federal and 25 percent grantee cost share cash or in-kind match requirement. Unless otherwise authorized by law, Federal funds cannot be matched with other Federal funds.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. Refer to program guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Please see the FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual. Contact and Resource Information Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) CSID is a non-emergency comprehensive management and information resource developed by DHS/FEMA for grants stakeholders. CSID provides general information on all DHS/FEMA grant programs and maintains a comprehensive database containing key personnel contact information at the Federal, state, and local levels. When necessary, recipients will be directed to a Federal point of contact who can answer specific programmatic questions or concerns. CSID can be reached by phone at (800) 368-6498 or by e-mail at askcsid@fema.gov, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.
Headquarters Office
Grant Programs Directorate
400 C Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20472-3615 US
Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; - Program was last funded in FY2010. This program will remain open due to open awards
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the solicitation guidance and application kit.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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