National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program


The National Explosives Detection Canine Program exists to deter and detect the introduction of explosives devices into the transportation system. In addition, bomb threats cause disruption of air, land and sea commerce and pose an unacceptable danger to the traveling public and should be resolved quickly. Explosives detection canine teams are a proven reliable resource to detect explosives and are a key component in a balanced counter-sabotage program. The use of highly trained explosives detection canine teams is also a proven deterrent to terrorism directed towards transportation systems and provides a timely and mobile response to support facilities, rail stations, airports, passenger terminals, seaports and surface carriers. Canine teams consist of a dog and a handler. There is a 3 team minimum.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, Public Law 104-264; Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296; Aviation and Transportation Security Act.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Designated Airport Authority or State and local law enforcement agencies having responsibility for ensuring passenger, cargo, and commerce security.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Airports, Airlines, mass transit, passenger rail system passengers, airlines, and the general public.
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?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. TSA will contact potential participants of the program based upon established criteria for the specific mode of transportation. Proposals are not sought. No unsolicited applications are accepted. All applicants are pre-selected by TSA.
Award Procedure
Recipients are pre-selected based on airport/mass transit-passenger rail security needs. Negotiations determine the scope of the award and a cooperative agreement is awarded.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
See Program Guidance.
Every five years.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Allowable costs are detailed in the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement award. Allowable costs are detailed in the terms and conditions of each Cooperative Agreement award.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Quarterly progress reports. Quarterly financial reports. Refer to program guidance.
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: Payment based on Project need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Chief, Michael Prendergast 1900 Oracle Way, Suite 8000, Reston, Virginia 20598 Email: Phone: (703) 487-0064.
Website Address (click Security and Law Enforcement then Canine and Explosives Program).
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $26,895,905; FY 10 $27,204,500; FY 11 $27,204,500
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Cooperative Agreement and attachments, Standard Operating Practices and Procedures, Applicable TSA Security Directives/Emergency Amendments.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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