Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief - Coastal Resiliency Grants.

 

The purpose of this program is to issue grants for disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy. Funds shall be used by recipients to assist Interior and its bureaus/offices to restore and rebuild national parks, national wildlife refuges, and increase the resiliency and capacity of coastal habitat and infrastructure to withstand storms and reduce the amount of damage caused by such storms.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.153
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Office of the Secretary
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013; Public Law 113-2; Jan. 29, 2013.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
. anyone / general public.
Beneficiary Eligibility
. anyone / general public.
Credentials/Documentation
None. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants shall submit an application package in accordance with the requirements set forth in 43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12.
Award Procedure
Criteria and additional information will be made available at time of announcement and posted online (Grants.gov).
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. 30-120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of technical experts within the Federal Government, including the Department of the Interior and other Federal agencies. Projects will be judged on combination of factors, including the relevance to the program’s objectives, the cost of the project, qualifications of the institution, and other factors. Additional guidance will be provided at time of announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Recipients of these grants will have submitted a proposal and competed for grants to be issued in order to increase the resiliency and capacity of coastal habitat and infrastructure to withstand storms and reduce the amount of damage caused by such storms. Grants will be executed consistent with the projects selected through the competition. Grants are to be used consistent with the approved project selected through the competition. The use of these funds for land acquisition should be explicitly detailed in the grant agreement and is subject to approval by the Executive Council. 100% Discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Recipients must submit a final program report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports. Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly. Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter. Recipients must submit a final cash report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports. Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly. Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter. Recipients must submit a final progress report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports. Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly. Program will detail all performance reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter. Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form. Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date. Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim reports. Program may require recipients to submit interim reports annually, semiannually, or quarterly. Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter. Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 43 CFR Part 12.
Auditing
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.
Records
Records determined by the type of project recipient, in accordance with 43 CFR.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. (selected programs or projects).
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Dependent of specifics of project. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Dependent of specifics of project.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Felicia Baker Office of the Secretary
1849 C St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: ftbaker@ios.doi.gov Phone: (202)-208-5183
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0102-0-1-306.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 est $100,000,000; and FY 15 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
New program, have not allocated yet.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR, Subtitle A, Part 12
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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