Research and Development - Physical Security Programs

The Research and Development Program evaluates and recommends physical security countermeasures against terrorism threat for blast mitigation, anti-ram barriers, and forced-entry ballistic-resistant systems.



Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Individual Recipient $ 37,950   2016-07-312016-08-30
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance can be used to design and evaluate physical security countermeasures against terrorism threat for blast mitigation, anti-ram barriers, and forced-entry ballistic-resistant systems.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Vehicle Anti-Ram program develop passive and active anti-ram designs to lower the cost of providing anti-ram protection. The Blast Mitigation program develops, tests, and fields systems and techniques that protect USG employees and property from the effects of attacks employing explosives. The Force-Entry Ballistic-Resistance program develops and certifies FE/BR construction products and systems to protect USG employees and property from the effects of forced-entry attacks.

Beneficiary Eligibility

USG Personnel and Facilities are the beneficiary of all research and development programs and products.

Credentials/Documentation

1. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-certified Academic educational institutions, colleges and universities of Higher Education -located in the United States of America and it Territories. Proposals are encouraged from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in accordance with 20 USC 1067k (3) and 10 USC 2323(a)(1)(C), or 2.State and Local Government institutions certified by OSHA and ASTM standards. Proposals are encouraged from Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments in accordance with Section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat 688. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

1)Submit a completed government-wide version of form SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance available on line at http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/FormLinks?family=15 2)Proposals must be submitted electronically through the www.grants.gov website using the ?apply? process. All applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting a proposal. 3)For new users, begin the registration process early since it could take up to two weeks to obtain validation and confirmation from Grants.gov. Until that process is complete, you will not be issued a user password for Grants.gov. The required information to complete the registration process is as follows: a. Valid DUNS number (Contact 1-866-705-5711 for inquiries) b. Registered with CCR (Central Contractor Registry) 4) Proposals submitted by any other means may not be considered or reviewed. 5)Proposal receipt after the specified due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.215-1(c)(3). Proposals outside of the scope as described herein will not be further reviewed.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, as amended (22 U.S.C. 4802 et seq.) , Public Law 100-204, 22 U.S.C 4802.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. a. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following descending order of importance: 1)Experience 2) Qualified facility 3) Principal Officer or Project Lead 4) Cost Proposal.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 120 to 180 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Anticipated Period of Award: 5 Years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

1) The Recipient shall submit quarterly financial reports within 15 days after the quarter ends and program reports within 30 days after the calendar year quarter ends and/or the project ends.

A final certified financial report and program report must be submitted to the Grants Officer Representative and Grants Officer within 90 days after the award period end date. 2) Financial reports are to be submitted electronically using Form FFR (SF-425): Federal Financial Report through the Payment Management System (PMS) under US Department of Health and Human Services website available on line at www.dpm.psc.gov. 3) Program reports shall be provided in written format, in scientific and technical terms, to describe how the research aligns with the objective and scope involved.

It should describe how the goals of the projects were met, what problems were encountered and how they were resolved, the likely future impact, what new contacts were made, what new plans or projects were conceived, and what issues were discussed and the participants.

The final report must provide additional project documentation such as photos, detailed write-ups, and published information, which demonstrates the overall benefits of the award requirements.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Program reports shall be provided in written format, in scientific and technical terms, to describe how the research aligns with the objective and scope involved.

It should describe how the goals of the projects were met, what problems were encountered and how they were resolved, the likely future impact, what new contacts were made, what new plans or projects were conceived, and what issues were discussed and the participants.

The final report must provide additional project documentation such as photos, detailed write-ups, and published information, which demonstrates the overall benefits of the award requirements.

Financial reports are to be submitted electronically using Form FFR (SF-425): Federal Financial Report through the Payment Management System (PMS) under US Department of Health and Human Services website available online at www.dpm.psc.gov.

Program reports shall be provided in written format, in scientific and technical terms, to describe how the research aligns with the objective and scope involved.

It should describe how the goals of the projects were met, what problems were encountered and how they were resolved, the likely future impact, what new contacts were made, what new plans or projects were conceived, and what issues were discussed and the participants.

The final report must provide additional project documentation such as photos, detailed write-ups, and published information, which demonstrates the overall benefits of the award requirements.

Audits

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.

Records

Records are required for three years after the project ends.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0011-3-0-000 - Actual # is 19X0113.000.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $1,222,000; and FY 18 est $250,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2. State and Local Government institutions certified by OSHA and ASTM standards. Proposals are encouraged from Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments in accordance with Section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat 688.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Russell J. Norris 1400 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, Virginia 22209 Email: NorrisRJ@state.gov Phone: 7033123125

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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