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Driver's License Security Grant Program

Driver's License Security Grant Program
Number: 97.089
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.089 Driver's License Security Grant Program
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
Public Law 111-83, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Title III Ė Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery); Public Law 110-53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007; and Public Law 109-13, Real ID Act of 2005.
Objectives (050):
This program provides funding to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents that states and territories issue. The program is intended to address a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to improve the integrity and security of State-issued driverís licenses (DL) and identification cards (IC).
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Restricted to State Driverís License Agencies (DLA), also known as State Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Motor Vehicle Administrations (MVA) that are responsible for issuing driver's licenses. Other eligible applicants include State Public Safety Agencies or Departments, which may apply on behalf of the State DMV/MVA.

Funds may be used in accordance with uses defined in the program guidance document/application kit. Allowable funding categories include: management and administration, planning, equipment, and maintenance and sustainment.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
The issuing authority for motor vehicle licenses in each State or territory, as identified by the DHS, is the only agency eligible to apply for the Driver's License Security Grant Program.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
State, U.S. Territory and local governments, intrastate, interstate, small business, general public, other public institution/organizations.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
If required, will be identified in the program guidance/solicitation.
The issuing authority for motor vehicle licenses in each State or territory, as identified by the DHS, is the only agency eligible to apply for the Driver's License Security Grant Program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
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 (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Unsolicited applications from entities other than those listed in the "Applicant Eligibility" above, will not be accepted. Eligible applicants must apply on-line using Grants.gov. The Driver's License Security Grant Program application process will require: Narrative to include a description of current resource management capabilities to develop, implement, and manage the programmatic requirements associated with the Driver's License Security Grant Program funding; a proposed work plan; a budget and budget narrative addressing the Driver's License Security Grant Program project related costs and expenses. Applications submitted online must contain information and meet the requirements outlined in the Driver's License Security Grant Program solicitation and program guidance.
Award Procedure (093):
Applications are reviewed by DHS policy and grant management staff, concerns negotiated with the applicant, and award processed.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
The program and administrative office will evaluate applications and award funds within 60 days of receipt of applications.
Appeals (096):
None.
Renewals (097):
None.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
The period of performance for DLSGP grants is 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment based on project need. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Pyament based on Project need.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Progress Reports are due semi-annually within 30 days after the end of the reporting periods. Reports are due: July 30 and January 30. The Final Progress Report is due 90 days after the expiration date of the award period. These reports should consist of a brief narrative discussing achievements to date, and progress towards annual goals, and any issues which may need to be addressed. Required Financial Status Reports (SF 269A) are due quarterly after the end of the reporting period. Reports are due: April 30, July 30, October 30, and January 30. The Final Financial Report is due 90 days after the expiration date of the award period. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency no later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records (113):
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a period of at least 3 years after the grant has been closed or until an audit has been conducted that does not show any questionable costs.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Salaries) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - Program was last funded in FY2011. This program will remain open due to open awards.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Will be identified in the solicitation/program guidance.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
OMB Circulars Nos., A-87 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments, A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, and A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, in addition to program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Department of Homeland Security, FEMA Grant Programs Directorate 800 K Street, NW, Wasington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: askcsid@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address (153):
http://www.fema.gov
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Will be identified in the solicitation/program guidance.