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Emergency Operations Center

Number: 97.052
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.052 Emergency Operations Center
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
The EOC Grant Program is authorized by section 614 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act ( 42 U.S.C. 5196c) as amended by section 202 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-53), Public Law 110-53; Funds for the FY 2011 EOC Grant Program are appropriated under the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Public Law 112-10)., Public Law 112-10.
Objectives (050):
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. This 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.
Types of Assistance (060):
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
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 (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Funding under this program is ultimately to benefit State and local governments.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Specific Information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit . 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. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Award Procedure (093):
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.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit .
Appeals (096):
Renewals (097):
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 Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
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 (102):
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 (110)
Reports (111):
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.
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, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records (113):
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 (120)
Obligations (122):
(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $0 - Program was last funded in FY2010. This program will remain open due to open awards.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Refer to in the EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the solicitation guidance and application kit.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for FEMA regional offices.
Headquarters Office (152):
Department of Homeland Security /FEMA Grant Programs Directorate 500 C street S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address (153):
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.