National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System

 

The purpose of this Readiness Cooperative Agreement is to support the continued development and maintenance of a national urban search and rescue capability among the 28 task forces within the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System. This program supports Mission Area: Response, Mass Search and Rescue Operations, with the target of conducting search and rescue operations in order to locate and rescue persons in distress, based on the requirements of the state and local authorities. This program supports Presidential Policy Directive 8 ? National Preparedness, designed to help guide the domestic efforts of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public to build and sustain the capabilities outlined in the national preparedness goal.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.025
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 To develop, maintain, deploy and support the National Urban Search and Rescue resources on-scene to locate, provide initial medical treatment, and extricate victims of incidents requiring specialized search and rescue operations while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response capabilities of State and local governments. Developed, maintained, deployed, coordinated, and supported National Urban Search and Rescue resources on-scene to locate, provide initial medical treatment, and extricate victims of incidents requiring specialized search and rescue operations while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response capabilities of State and local governments.
Fiscal Year 2017 Develop, maintain, deploy, coordinate, and support National Urban Search and Rescue resources on-scene to locate, provide initial medical treatment, and extricate victims of incidents requiring specialized search and rescue operations while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response capabilities of State and local governments.
Fiscal Year 2018 To develop, maintain, deploy and support the National Urban Search and Rescue resources on-scene to locate, provide initial medical treatment, and extricate victims of incidents requiring specialized search and rescue operations while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response capabilities of State and local governments.
Authorization
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C. 313(b)(2)(G)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Only the 28 sponsoring agencies currently designated by FEMA as members of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System are eligible for readiness and response cooperative agreements.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Only the 28 sponsoring jurisdictions currently designated by FEMA as members of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System are eligible for readiness and response cooperative agreements.
Credentials/Documentation
Only the 28 sponsoring jurisdictions currently designated by FEMA as members of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System are eligible for readiness and response cooperative agreements.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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 within the yearly Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Award Procedure
Applications and budget plans are reviewed by FEMA US&R Branch and the Grant Programs Directorate. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the applicants prior to issuance of the award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 30 - 60 days from time of submission.
Appeals
Refer to guidance posted on Grants.gov site.
Renewals
Not applicable - Annual applications must be submitted.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Rescue Response System Sponsoring Agencies may jointly develop one or more US&R Task Force(s), as defined in the National US&R Response System Operation Manual. Use of cooperative agreement funding is to support program management/administration, training, equipment acquisition, and storage and maintenance of equipment, to meet task force position criteria, and conduct and participate in meetings determined to benefit the National US&R Response System. Equipment acquisitions are limited to those included in FEMA's approved equipment cache list, including equipment for management/administration and other items approved by the FEMA US&R Branch. Training requirements as included in the Statement of Work, Training Program Administrative Manual and current US&R Program Directives. Refer to Notice of Funding Opportunity.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Refer to Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Auditing
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.
Records
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 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to Notice of Funding Opportunity. Awards are subject to the Cash Award Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. Assistance is released base on Program need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Elwood Ey (Buddy)
500 C Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20472 US
elwood.ey-iii@fema.dhs.gov
Phone: (202) 212-3799
Website Address
http://www.fema.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0711-0-1-999
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$34,234,232.00; FY 19 est $34,199,412.00; FY 20 est $35,000,000.00; FY 17$27,513,000.00; FY 16$35,508,524.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY2019: $1,145,104 - $1,386,604
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
44 CFR Part 208 - National Urban Search and Rescue Response System.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 • In addition to meeting Statement of Work requirements, this award will provide funding necessary to replace current portable radios, bringing the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System into compliance with the APCO 25 standards.

 



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