Securing Critical Underground Infrastructure Pilot Program


This program would support the installation of devices designed to secure critical underground infrastructure in real-world situations, and monitor their effectiveness and drawbacks. In addition, the employed protective measure helps to ensure secure and resilient critical infrastructure by enhancing the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, and mitigate the illicit use of explosives in the United States IAW PPD-8.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: All pilot sites closed out pilot and submitted close out reports. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2009 , Public Law 110-329, 122 Stat. 3668.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See program guidance.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See program guidance.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Other - Not Specified.
Not Applicable.
Subject to future appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Restricted to the evaluation of the effectiveness and drawbacks of devices or systems designed to protect critical underground infrastructure. Additional information concerning uses and restrictions is contained in the funding opportunity announcement or can be obtained from the administering program office identified in this announcement. Financial and nonfinancial assistance may be provided for the following: salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, subcontractor and supporting costs required for technical and other activities necessary to achieve the objective. Restrictions on use of funds will be identified in the funding opportunity announcement and award provisions. See the funding opportunity announcement. See program guidance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to submit semiannual performance reports. Semiannual “Progress Reports” must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each reporting period: Jan. 30, and July 30. Final performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are not applicable. No expenditure reports are required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement. 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: See program guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Michael A. Dailey 245 Murray Lane., SW, Stop 0612, Arlington, Virginia 20525-0612 Email: Phone: (202) 557-6275
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - The program has ended and remains open because of open awards.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
44 CFR Part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments; A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (2 CFR Part 225); A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations (2 CFR Part 215); A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (2 CFR Part 220); A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (2 CFR Part 230); 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
Not Applicable.


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