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CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE

16.006:  County and Municipal Agency Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program

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Objectives:  To equip and prepare municipal fire and emergency first responders for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) domestic terrorist attacks including nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare and other explosive incidents.

PROGRAM AND AWARD FINANCIAL AND INFORMATION CONTACTS
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS INFORMATION CONTACTS
RELATED PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS


16.006 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include the Nation's largest metropolitan jurisdictions and cities that have been designated for training by the Department of Defense under the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Training Program that are situated within a large metropolitan jurisdiction as noted above.

Beneficiary Eligibility:  State and local governments.

Credentials/Documentation:  The applicant must complete a grant application package and adhere to its requirements. The application must include: 1) Standard Form 424 which must be signed by the CEO of the applicant jurisdiction (county or city); 2) program narrative containing a problem statement regarding general threat and capability needs of their jurisdiction to respond to incidents of terrorism; 3) a description of any previous support the jurisdiction may have received from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); 4) specific goals and objectives it would like to achieve through the equipment procurement project; 5) an implementation and evaluation plan; 6) a program management structure that will be used to oversee the administration of grant funds; 7) Reporting Requirements; 8) fiscal year 1999 Equipment requests to meet the jurisdiction's basic defensive capability needs; and 9) an Equipment Coordination Certification signed by the CEO. The CEO must certify that: a) the application has been coordinated and developed in consultation with representatives of the various fire and emergency medical services operating within this jurisdiction. Equipment acquired under this grant program will be used in conjunction with the mutual aid agreement of the jurisdiction. b) to the extent possible, they integrated their jurisdiction's equipment purchase plan(s) with the planning guidelines set forth in the State's Terrorism Consequence Management Plan for which the State may have received funding from FEMA in fiscal year 1999 to develop such a plan; and c) The applicant demonstrated coordination of planning for these equipment purchases with geographically contiguous jurisdictions, as well as with the response disciplines; e.g., fire and emergency medical services within the jurisdiction.

16.006 APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:  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 their respective States for more information on the process the State requires to apply for assistance.

Application Procedure:  Submit application in writing before the due date, as specified in the application package. Applications submitted to OJP will be reviewed to ensure they contain, at a minimum, the information described above.

Award Procedure:  Applicants will be notified by OJP in writing if they have received funding for equipment support.

Deadlines:  OJP will distribute application kits for eligible state agencies and local jurisdictions in August 1999. All applications must be received by September 30, 1999.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  Approval/disapproval of applications for grants will take about 7 weeks.

Appeals:  None.

Renewals:  None.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals:  Grant applications will be rated and scored numerically to: 1) assess the completeness of each application, 2) evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and 3) determine the relative value of the information provided by the applicants regarding such things as basic defensive capability needs, problem statements, goals and objectives, reporting requirements, etc. For a detailed explanation of the information that is required for the application narrative, see Application Contents section.

Examples of Funded Projects:  None.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  Three funding levels will be provided to 157 of the largest metropolitan jurisdictions: the top 50 jurisdictions will receive $300,000; the middle 50 jurisdictions will receive $200,000; and the remaining 57 jurisdictions will receive $100,000.

16.006 RELATED PROGRAMS:

  • 16.007 State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program;
  • 16.580 Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Discretionary Grants Program.

16.006 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

It is expected that funding will enable OJP to provide equipment to targeted urban jurisdictions to enhance the capability of municipal fire and emergency service responders for incidents of domestic terrorism involving nuclear, biological, and chemical agents.

16.006 FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFO:

Federal Agency:  OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Type of Assistance:  Project Grants.

Obligations:  (Grants) FY 99 $254,599; FY 00 est $15,745,401; and FY 01 est $0.

Budget Account Number:  15-0401-0-1-754.

Authorization:  Public Law 105-119; U.S. Department of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature:  The Office of Justice Programs Financial Guide and The Fiscal Year 1999 County and Municipal Agency Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Program Application Kit.

16.006 INFO CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:  None.

Headquarters Office:  Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20531. Phone: (202) 305-9887.

(See Appendix IV for more contact info.)

16.006 ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  Funding for the equipment grant program should be fully expended within 12 months from the date of the award.

Uses and Use Restrictions:  The funds may be used to procure equipment to meet the basic defensive capabilities needs of emergency first responders. Funding may be used to purchase the following types of equipment: personal protective, chemical and biological detection, and communications. Grant funds must be used to equip municipal fire and emergency services in the preparation of WMD terrorist incidents.

16.006 POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  Recipients of funding are required to submit an initial quarterly progress report for the full first 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 date of the grant. Required financial status reports (SF 269A) are due quarterly on the 45th day following the end of each calendar quarter. A report must be submitted for every quarter the report is active. The Office of the Comptroller will provide a copy of the financial and progress report forms in the initial award package.

Audits:  In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1998), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive 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 not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee's fiscal year.

Records:  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.

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