Research Projects


To provide funding that has been designated by funding level, generally to a specified entity for a research project, or to provide one-time funding for a one-time research program or project. If the funding is continued after the initial appropriation, the program will be assigned a CFDA number.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Program Accomplishments
Homeland Security Act, Public Law 107-296, U.S. Patriot Act 107-56, and various appropriation bills that list funding to provide assistance for earmarked projects or one-time research programs.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Funds are restricted to nonfederal entities, e.g., State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individual specified by U.S. Appropriation Statute.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individuals.
May be required by the U.S. Appropriation Statute, regulation or project guidance.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
The applicant is notified of funding availability through letter or electronic mail communication. The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through this notification. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
An application (SF 242, Budget, program or project narrative and assurances) or plan must be submitted that outlines the implementation of the project and expenditure of funds in response to the project identified through the notification.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant and award processed.
Application deadlines are specified in the notification of funds availability submitted to the recipient of funds.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range of approval depends on the type of project to be funded.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The funding is restricted to nonfederal entities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial and progress reports must be submitted in compliance with OMB Circular A-102 or A-110. The frequency of the reports will be identified in the "Terms and Conditions" of the award.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Financial records, supporting documentation and all other records to validate the performance of the grant or cooperative agreement must be retained for 3 years from the date the final financial status report is submitted to the DHS.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
"Earmarked" or one-time funding amounts and match requirements are specified in the U.S. Program or Appropriation Statute, regulation or project guidance.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Identified in the notification.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Van Pace, DHS Grant Policy Office. Telephone: (202) 692-4341.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
FY 02 $0; FY 03 est $2,000,000; and FY 04 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Based on each "earmark" or one-time program funding designated by the U.S. Appropriation Statute.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circulars Nos., A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with Stat, and Local Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedure.
Examples of Funded Projects


Federal Grants Resources