State and Local Domestic Preparedness Exercise Support
To enhance the capacity of State and local first responders to respond to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, incendiary, and explosive devices.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts).
ODP has assisted States and local jurisdictions with the planning and conduct of exercises. This effort will be significantly enhanced under this program to assist the States with the exercise needs identified in their Statewide Domestic Preparedness Strategies.
U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are public or private organizations with the expertise and experience to provide assistance to State and local jurisdictions; to facilitate, conduct, and evaluate exercises; and/or to develop guidance, materials and publications related to the conduct of exercises or lessons learned.
State and local units of government.
The applicant must complete a proposal as outlined in the solicitation.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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.
Submit a proposal in the form and format described in the solicitations.
Applicants will be notified in writing if they have received funding.
The deadlines will be announced.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval/disapproval of applications for grants will take approximately 7 weeks.
Possible continuation or extension, as described in the solicitations.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be rated and scored numerically in accordance with the criteria defined in the solicitations.
How may assistance be used?
Funds will be used to provide support for the planning and conducting of exercises at the National, State, and local levels.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Recipients of funding are required to submit an initial quarterly progress report for the first full calendar quarter, followed by semi-annual progress reports for the remainder of the grant period. A final report is due 90 days after the end of the grant. These reports should consist of a brief narrative discussing achievements to date, and progress towards annual goals, and any issues which may need to be addressed. Required financial status reports (SF 269A) are due quarterly on the 45th day for every quarter the grant is active. The Office of the Comptroller will provide a copy of the financial and progress report forms in the initial award package. Recipients will also be required to submit, as required by ODP, reports on the exercises conducted and After Action Reports which outline issues and recommendations.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of State, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency no later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a period of at least 3 years after the grant has been closed or until an audit has been conducted that does not show any questionable costs.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards will be made for a period of up to 3 years.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20528. Telephone: (202) 282-8000.
FY 02 $3,227,922; FY 03 est $112,000,000; and FY 04 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Amounts will vary.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Solicitations for proposals, which outline the statement of work, will be issued.
Examples of Funded Projects
ODP currently contracts for exercise support. The contractors assist States and local jurisdictions with the planning and conduct of exercises.