Fire Service Hazardous Materials Preparedness and Response
Provide information to the fire and emergency services community, emergency managers, and other local government officials concerning issues related to the planning, mitigation, prevention, and response to hazardous materials incidents which includes acts of terrorism.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: A clearinghouse of information is maintained by the designated non-profit organization regarding hazardous materials (HAZMAT)/terrorism preparedness and response issues. This information is provided to local first responders to support and assist in planning, training, exercises, and sustaining emergency response capabilities. A Homeland Protection & Security Weekly publication, detailing HAZMAT and Terrorism-related incidents and information is distributed to fire/emergency services, local officials, Federal and state agencies, and the public. Support is also provided to defray participant's attendance costs to Hazardous Materials Conferences. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296; Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Section 21, Public Law 93-498; Federal Emergency Management Agency, Executive Order 12127, , Executive Order 44FR 19367, 3CFR, 1979 Com P 376; U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Designated Private nonprofit institution/organization.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Refer to program guidance.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Restricted to recipient designated by Congressional Statue or DHS, and limited in scope to the project description for the purpose of information sharing related to Hazardous Materials and acts of terrorism. Refer to project description or administering program office for specific information. Unsolicited applications for this program will not be accepted. Restricted to recipient designated by Congressional statute or DHS, and limited in scope to the project description for the purpose of information sharing related to Hazardous Materials and acts of terrorism. Refer to project description or administering program office for specific information. Unsolicited applications for this program will not be accepted.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to program guidance. . Quarterly progress reports. quarterly Financial Status Reports. .
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. 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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
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: see program guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Fire Administration, 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Phone: (800) 238-3358.
(Project Grants) FY 09 $50,000; FY 10 $50,000; FY 11 $50,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
31 CFR 205: Rules and Procedures for Funds Transfers; OMB Circular A-102: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-87: Cost Principles for State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-110: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations; OMB Circular A-21: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; OMB Circular A-122: Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations.
Examples of Funded Projects