Fisher House Foundation

To implement Congressionally-directed assistance to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

The Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

builds homes at military and veterans medical centers to provide lodging to family members supporting a wounded, seriously ill, or critically injured military patient.

Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. $ 45,000,000   2017-09-302022-09-29
University Of Texas Health Science Center Of San Antonio $ 220,350   2019-07-012022-06-30
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Upon the determination of the Secretary of Defense that it shall serve the national interest, funds under this program will be available only for a grant to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., for the construction and furnishing of additional Fisher Houses to meet the needs of military family members when confronted with the illness or hospitalization of an eligible military beneficiary.

The Recipient must strictly conform to all applicable Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Health Agency, and Army requirements as specified in the terms and conditions of the grant.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The only eligible applicant is the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., as directed by Congress.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The eligible applicant is the beneficiary.


Recipient eligibility is contingent upon submission of certifications and representations required by Federal statutes and executive orders. The Applicant must have a current registration in the System for Award Management ( and furnish evidence of financial stability and managerial capability. Additional administrative, safety, environmental, or other regulatory documentation may be required prior to the award of any grant. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The responsible Grants Officer may engage in pre-application coordination with the applicant in addition to or in lieu of issuing a notice of funding opportunity, at the Grants Officer?s discretion.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Grants Officer will invite the eligible Applicant to apply for assistance under this program through the website (available at and will specify the necessary forms and instructions for application submission.

Award Procedures

DoD will evaluate whether the invited application fulfills the intended purpose of the Congressionally-directed assistance. The Grants Officer will review the budget documentation to determine whether the proposed costs are allowable, allocable, and reasonable. The Grants Officer will conduct other pre-award procedures as described in the Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGAR), Section 22.420. Any award depends upon the availability of funding. Only the Grants Officer has the authority to issue awards and obligate funds on behalf of the Federal government.


Not Applicable.


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Public Law 115-31.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval time depends on the lawful availability of funding for obligation and the timeliness of receiving a complete application from the applicant.


Not Applicable.


An award may be extended one time up to 12 months with no additional funds. Additional extensions may be considered. Availability of follow on awards is subject to Congressional direction.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Applicant is expected to propose a base period of performance costing up to the amount authorized by Congress and expected to be available for obligation at the time of award. The recipient may also propose option periods that may be exercised upon receiving future Congressional authorization. The maximum initial period of performance for any award is five years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments will be made by advance and reimbursement methods.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Any award will include the applicable progress reporting requirements.

Any award will include the applicable expenditure reporting requirements.

Any award will include the applicable performance monitoring requirements.


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.


Generally, a recipient is required to retain records relating to a particular award for three years from the date of submission of the final financial report. In cases where litigation, claim or an audit is initiated prior to expiration of the three-year period, records must be retained until the action and resolution of any issues associated with it are complete or until the end of the three-year retention period, whichever is latest. Records for real property and equipment acquired with Federal funds must be retained for three years after final disposition.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $5,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Dependent on Congressional direction.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Applicable requirements in the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs) found in Chapter I, Subchapter C of Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Chapter XI of Title 2, CFR apply to any grant resulting from this CFDA listing.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Mr. Brian Martin U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Attn: MCMR-AAP , Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5014 Phone: (301) 619-2183

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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