Disaster Assistance Projects

This category is not for unsolicited proposals.

Provides funding that has been designated by Congressionally appropriated authorization, generally for a specified project, or to provide unique or limited scope funding for certain disaster assistance Projects identified by congress or a DHS program

Program funds support the National Preparedness Goal of enhancing core capabilities in the areas of disaster response and recovery.

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.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding is restricted to nonfederal entities invited to apply by DHS or specified in DHS Appropriation Statute.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funds are restricted to nonfederal entities, e.g.

State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individual specified by DHS or U.S.

Appropriation Statute.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individual specified by U.S. Appropriation Statute.


Credentials or other documentation may be required by the U.S. Appropriation Statute or other statute by project. Funds are restricted to nonfederal entities, e.g. State, local government, private, public, profit or nonprofit organization, Indian Tribal government or individual specified by DHS or U.S. Appropriation Statute. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The applicant is notified of funding availability through letter or electronic mail communication.

The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through this notification.

Environmental impact information is not 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. An application (SF 424, budget, program or project narrative and assurances) or plan must be submitted that outlines the implementation of the project and expenditure of funds in response to the project identified by the U.S. Appropriation Statute.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant and award processed.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Public Health Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergencies Act of 2002, Public Law 107-188; Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288; Homeland Security Act, Public Law 107-296.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range of approval time depends on the type of project to be funded.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Funding amounts and match requirements are specified in the program guidance document. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Mandated in the appropriation or identified in the application or plan submission. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Refer to program guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements


Financial and progress reports must be submitted in compliance with OMB Circular A-102 or A-110.

The frequency of the reports will be identified in the 'Terms and Conditions' of the award.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.


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.


Financial records, supporting documentation and all other records to validate the performance of the grant or cooperative agreement must be retained for three years from the date the final financial status report is submitted to the DHS.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Each 'earmark' or project funding is designated by the appropriation statute or identified by the program office.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB Circulars, A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with Stat, and Local Governments, A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedure.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Techworld, Control Desk, 4th floor Room 427, 500 C St., SW. The Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID). CSID is open from 8:00am to 7:00pm., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday., Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: askcsid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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