Emergency Operations Center

The purpose of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs.

program provides funding for construction or renovation of a State, local or Tribal government's principal EOC.

Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State and local levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters cause by any hazard.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA regional offices.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The EOC grant program supports EOC construction and renovation.

Funds must be spent in compliance with rules and regulations noted in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Funding under this program is ultimately to benefit State and local governments.


No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

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.


The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 , Public Law 112-10; Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act , Section 614, 42 U.S.C 5196; Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 , Public Law 110-53.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit .




Extensions to the period of performance will be considered only through formal requests to FEMA with specific and compelling justifications why an extension is required.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. The program will require a 75 percent Federal and 25 percent grantee cost share cash or in-kind match requirement. Unless otherwise authorized by law, Federal funds cannot be matched with other Federal funds. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit. 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: Refer to program guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit quarterly Federal Financial Reports (FFR) (SF-425) and performance reports.

Quarterly 'Progress Reports' must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter : January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Semi-Annual Assistance Progress Reports (SAPR).

Following an award, the awardees will be responsible for providing updated obligation expenditure information on a semi-annual basis.

The SAPR is due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period (July 30 for the reporting period of January 1 through June 30; and January 30 for the reporting period of July 1 through December 31). Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.

Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.

Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.

Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.

Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Program was last funded in FY2010. This program will remain open due to open awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the solicitation guidance and application kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA regional offices.

Headquarters Office

Grant Programs Directorate 400 C Street S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3615 Email: askcsid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.

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