Scientific Research - Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction
To support and stimulate applied research, advanced research, and technology development at educational or research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and commercial firms, in order to advance the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the sciences with an emphasis on exploring new and innovative research for combating or countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which may have a military or dual-use application (10 U.S.C. 2511, recipient must cost share) This support may take the form of grants, cooperative agreements, other transactions or contracts.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
10 U.S.C. 2358 (R&D grants and cooperative agreements), 10 U.S.C. 2361 (grants & contracts to universities- competitive), 10 U.S.C. 2371 (OTA)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any domestic or foreign industrial/commercial concerns including small business; accredited degree granting colleges and universities; not-for profit organizations; DoD- sponsored Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) specified in DoD FAR Supplement 235.017-1; DOE sponsored FFRDCs With authorization from DOE sponsor. Awards are not made to U.S. Government agencies and organizations, Federal academic institutions, Federal laboratories not identified in DFARS 235-071-1, or individuals.
Applicants must not appear on the debarred of suspended list for the Department of Defense. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 220 (formerly OMB Circular No. A-21), 2 CFR.225 (formerly OMB Circular No. A-87), and 2 CFR Part 230 (formerly OMB Circular A-122). The administrative requirements of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, A-128 and A-133 apply. Patents, inventions and rights in technical data and computer software are subject to 48 CFR 227 and 252, as amended, and 37 CFR 401.14.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Eligible applicants may submit proposals or white papers in response to relevant Broad Agency Announcements publicized on Grants.gov and in the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov) under Other Defense Agencies - DTRA. This program is subject to OMB Circular No. A-110.
Award decisions will be based on a competitive selection of proposals resulting from a peer and/or scientific review. Evaluations will use the criteria contained in the relevant Broad Agency Announcement. If selected for award, the Statement of Work (SOW) and budget are incorporated and the applicant agrees to perform the research described therein.
White paper submission and invitation proposal instructions will be specified in the Broad Agency Announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Awards may be made at any Time throughout the year for which funding is authorized.
Reapplication with new proposals is permitted.
How are proposals selected?
(1) Overall scientific, technical or socio-economic merits of the proposal; (2) potential contributions of the effort to the DTRA's specific mission; (3) capabilities, related experience, facilities, techniques or unique combinations of these, which are integral factors for achieving the proposal objectives; 4. qualifications, capabilities and experience of the proposed principal investigator, team leader or key personnel who are critical in achieving the proposal objectives; and 5. reasonableness and realism of the proposed cost.
How may assistance be used?
No block or formula grants. Only project grants resulting from scientific proposals. Funds must be expended in furtherance of the research identified in the proposal, in accordance with the cost principles established in 2 CFR Part 220 and CFR Part 230.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Technical and financial reporting requirements are in accordance with terms and conditions of award document. Grantee is expected to publish or otherwise make results of work publicly available. Copies of reports are furnished by the grantee to a prescribed list of addressees (as set forth in the grant), which includes the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). 112 Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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 OMB Circular No. A-133.
Each grantee will maintain accounting records which will permit determination that the funds were used for the grant purposes. Financial records must be maintained for at least three years; records Shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula and matching is normally not applicable; however, if award instrument is under 10 U.S.C. 2511 (Defense Dual-Use Critical Technology Program) 50 percent cost sharing is mandatory.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding will reflect period of performance and may be awarded incrementally.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd, MS 6201, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6201.
See Broad Agency Announcement for specific website information.
FY 07 $500,000; FY 08 est $1,000,000; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Department of Defense Grants and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARs), and specific program announcements (Broad Agency Announcements) issued by DTRA.
Examples of Funded Projects