Port Security Grant Program (ARRA)

To create a sustainable program for the protection of regulated ports from terrorism, with one priority on construction projects which address the most significant risks and can also be completed in a timely fashion.




Related Programs97.018 National Fire Academy Training Assistance; 97.043 State Fire Training Systems Grants; 97.044 Assistance to Firefighters Grant

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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for costs associated with maritime domain awareness; IED prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities; and management and administration.

The program guidance outlines uses and restrictions in detail.

One of the priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) is construction projects which address the most significant risks and can also be completed in a timely fashion.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Refer to program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Refer to program guidance.

Credentials/Documentation

Public Law 111-5, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Section 1511 Certifications: With respect to covered funds made available to State or local governments for infrastructure investments, the Governor, mayor, or other chief executive, as appropriate, shall certify that the infrastructure investment has received the full review and vetting required by law and that the chief executive accepts responsibility that the infrastructure investment is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Such certification shall include a description of the investment, the estimated total cost, and the amount of covered funds to be used, and shall be posted on a website and linked to the website established by section 1526 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A State or local agency may not receive infrastructure investment funding from funds made available in this Act unless this certification is made and posted. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not required for all participants.

Applicants within designated states are required to coordinate with state designated authorities.

See guidance documents for details.

Environmental Historical Preservation information is required post award for projects funded through this program.

An environmental impact assessment is 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

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

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Maritime Transportation Security Act (46 U.S.C .Section 70107); Public Law 111-5, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance. 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: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

(1) The total amount of recovery funds received from that agency; (2) The amount of recovery funds received that were obligated and expended to projects or activities.

This reporting will also include unobligated Allotment balances to facilitate reconciliations.

(3) A detailed list of all projects or activities for which recovery funds were obligated and expended, including--(A) The name of the project or activity; (B) A description of the project or activity; (C) An evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; (D) An estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and (E) For infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under this Act, and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment.

Financial Status Reports.

Program Progress Reports.

Detailed information on any subcontracts or subgrants awarded by the recipient to include the data elements required to comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-282), allowing aggregate reporting on awards below $25,000 or to individuals, as prescribed by the Director of OMB.

Subrecipient monitoring.

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. 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.

Records

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

70-0563-0-1-402 - TAFS: 70 0563.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - The ARRA Port Security Grant Program was only funded for FY 2009. This program remains open due to open awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

OMB Memorandum M-09-10 Subject: Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program TechWorld Bldg - South Tower 5th Floor 500 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472-3615 Email: askcsid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-866)274-0960

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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