Financial Assistance for Countering Violent Extremism

To provide federal assistance which will support new and existing community-based efforts to counter violent extremism recruitment and radicalization to violence.



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 - None.

See below.
Website Address

http://www.fema.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Denver, City & County Of $ 481,313   2017-08-012019-07-31
Alameda, County Of $ 499,125   2017-08-012019-07-31
Public Safety, Massachusetts Executive Office Of $ 500,000   2017-08-012019-07-31
Houston, City Of $ 500,000   2017-08-012019-07-31
Crisis Intervention Of Houston, Incorporated $ 500,000   2017-08-012019-07-31
America Abroad Media $ 647,546   2017-08-012019-07-31
University Of San Diego $ 634,769   2017-08-012019-07-31
Masjid Muhammad $ 531,195   2017-08-012019-07-31
National Governors Association Center For Best Practices $ 500,000   2017-08-012019-07-31
Police Foundation $ 484,835   2017-08-012019-07-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: Enhanced community resilience to recruitment and radicalization; Development of off-ramps for individuals who are being radicalized to violence; Creation or amplification of counter messages to the recruitment or radicalization narrative; and Effective resistance to violent extremist ideology and online recruitment efforts targeting U.S.-based individuals. Enhanced capacity of local organizations to conduct CVE activities. Increased prevention and resilience planning and prioritization from state and local governments. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Federal funds made available through this award may only be used for the purpose set forth in this award and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award.

Award funds may not be used for matching funds for any other Federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings.

In addition, federal funds may not be used to sue the federal government or any other government entity.

Pre Award Costs are NOT allowed under this program. Direct Costs Management and Administration (M&A) Costs: Costs associated with Management and Administration (M&A) are allowable only in awards made in the Building Capacity Focus Area.

Recipients of an award under the Building Capacity Focus Area may use up to five percent (5%) of the award for M&A purposes. Planning: Planning related costs are allowed under this program.

Training: Training related costs are allowed under this program.

Exercises: Exercise related costs are allowed under this program.

Equipment: Equipment costs are NOT allowed under this program.

Travel Domestic travel costs are allowed under this program.

International travel is not an allowable cost under this program unless approved in advance by the managing Federal agency. Construction and Renovation: Construction and renovation costs are NOT allowed under this program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Please refer to program guidance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The CVE Grant Program restricts Eligible Applicants to specific CVE focus areas. Applicants representing States, Local governments, Tribal government, and non-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding to implement the following program priorities: ? Developing resilience; ? Training and engagement with community members; ? Managing intervention activities; and Applicants representing non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education are invited to apply for funding to implement the following program priorities: ? Challenging the narrative; and ? Building capacity of community-level non-profit organizations active in CVE. Other Eligibility Criteria Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: Proposed programs, projects or activities shall not infringe on individual privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Applications shall describe any potential impacts to privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties and ways in which they will protect against or mitigate those impacts and administer their program(s) in a nondiscriminatory manner. Applications which describe programs projects or activities which do not appropriately protect privacy, civil rights or civil liberties will be deemed ineligible for funding. Expertise: Applicants must have either an existing CVE program or demonstrable expertise to create and administer a program, project or activity which falls within one of the five advertised focus areas. Applications which do not describe an organization with appropriate expertise will be deemed ineligible for funding.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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. Please refer to program guidance.

Award Procedures

Prime recipient(s) and any sub-recipient awards will be based on the following factors: Technical Merit Needs Analysis Community Partnerships Cost effectiveness and Sustainability Innovation Outcomes and Data Budget.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016, Title V, Part F, Section 543, Public Law 114-113.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for deadline submission.

Appeals

Please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Renewals

Please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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

The expected period of performance will be two years from the date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The assistance is awarded as grants and cooperative agreements to prime recipients and as grants to sub-recipients.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Recipients and sub-recipients will be required to file periodic programmatic reports describing funded activities and a final programmatic report at the conclusion of the period of performance.

Recipients are required to submit various financial and programmatic reports as a condition of their award acceptance.

Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if these reports are delinquent. Federal Financial Reporting Requirements.

Recipients must report obligations and expenditures ported on a quarterly basis through the FFR (SF-425) to FEMA or more frequently should unusual circumstances arise.

Recipients must file the FFR electronically using the Payment and Reporting System (PARS).

An FFR must be submitted quarterly throughout the period of performance, including partial calendar quarters, as well as for periods where no grant award activity occurs.

Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if these reports are delinquent, demonstrate lack of progress, or are insufficient in detail.

Recipients may review the Federal Financial Reporting Form (FFR) (SF-425) here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/grants/approved_forms/SF-425.pdf, SF-425 OMB #00348-0061.

Financial and Compliance Audit Report.

For audits of fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014, recipients that expend $750,000 or more from all federal funding sources during their fiscal year are required to submit an organization-wide financial and compliance audit report.

The audit must be performed in accordance with the requirements of GAO?s Government Auditing Standards, located at http://www.gao.gov/govaud/ybk01.htm, and the requirements of Subpart F of 2 C.F.R.

Part 200, located at http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=55e12eead565605b4d529d82d276105c&node=2:1.1.2.1.1.6&rgn=div6.

Audit reports are currently due to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse no later than nine months after the end of the recipient?s fiscal year.

Recipients are responsible for providing updated performance reports using the Performance Progress Report (SF-PPR) on a quarterly basis or more frequently should unusual circumstances arise.

The SF-PPR is due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period.

Recipients must complete the cover page of the SF-PPR and submit it as an attachment to the ND Grants system.

The SF-PPR can be accessed online at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/29485 OMB #0970-0334. The following reporting periods and due dates apply: Reporting Period Report Due Date October 1 ? December 31 January 30 January 1 ? March 31 April 30 April 1 ? June 30 July 30 July 1 ? September 30 October 30 Review of Training The initial design documents for any training, awareness briefings, exercises, and other educational material produced with this grant funding or proposed to be delivered with this grant funding shall be provided to DHS for review and approval.

DHS will make every effort to either give approval within 30 days or will provide a detailed summary of issues that need to be addressed to receive approval.

Final products must also be submitted for review and approval 14 days prior to planned delivery.

This includes information such as resumes, Curriculum Vitae or other sufficient documentation about any third party trainers or experts to be hired or paid with this grant funding to conduct these activities.

The purpose of this requirement is to ensure privacy, civil rights and civil liberties are well integrated into the proposed content and design.

All training supported with CVE funds must comply with FEMA-GPD Information Bulletin 373 ?Ensuring Training on Counter Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism is Consistent with USG and DHS Policy? (https://www.fema.gov/pdf/government/grant/bulletins/info373.pdf) and DHS Policy ?Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training - Guidance & Best Practices? (https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/cve-training-guidance-best-practices-pamphlet.pdf).

Review of Other Materials Recipients of funding in Focus Area 4: Challenging the Narrative shall submit for review and approval any materials deviating from the messaging strategy and media plan submitted with the application 14 days prior to planned implementation of those changes.

Dynamic environments may require changes in approach to maintain performance and effectiveness of the program, project, or activity.

DHS will make every effort to either give approval within that period or will provide a detailed summary of issues that need to be addressed to receive approval. Evaluation The Department of Homeland Security may initiate a formal evaluation of programs, projects or activities supported by this grant.

By accepting grant funds, grantees agree to participate in the evaluation, which may include analysis of the impact on individuals and providing access to program operating personnel and participants, as specified by the evaluator(s) including after the period of performance. Close Out Reporting Requirements Within 90 days after the end of the period of performance, or after an amendment has been issued to close out a grant, whichever comes first, recipients must submit a final FFR and final progress report detailing all accomplishments and a qualitative summary of the impact of those accomplishments throughout the period of performance.

If applicable, an inventory of all construction projects that used funds from this program has to be reported using the Real Property Status Report (Standard Form SF 429) available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/grants/approved_forms/sf-429.pdf. After these reports have been reviewed and approved by FEMA Grant Programs Directorate and the Program Office, a close-out notice will be completed to close out the grant.

The notice will indicate the period of performance as closed, list any remaining funds that will be deobligated, and address the requirement of maintaining the grant records for three years from the date of the final FFR.

The recipient is responsible for returning any funds that have been drawn down but remain as unliquidated on recipient financial records.

Recipients and sub-recipients will be required to file periodic expenditure reports in compliance with all relevant regulations governing this program.

As the awarding agency, FEMA will conduct performance monitoring of the prime recipient(s) related to financial aspects of the award(s).

The DHS Office of Community Partnerships, as the programmatic lead, will conduct performance monitoring of prime recipients.

The Prime Recipient(s) will be responsible for conducting programmatic and financial monitoring of subrecipient(s).

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

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

70-0560-0-1-453.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $10,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

TBD.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR Part 200.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. See below.

Headquarters Office

Christopher Logan 500 C St., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Phone: 202-786-0816

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Prime recipient(s) and any sub-recipient awards will be based on the following factors: Technical merit Needs analysis Community Partnerships Cost effectiveness and Sustainability Innovation Outcomes Budget.



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