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State and Local Homeland Security National Training Program

FY 2014 Homeland Security National Training Program National Domestic Preparedness Consortium NDPC and Continuing Training Grants CTG
Number: 97.005
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.005 State and Local Homeland Security National Training Program
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
Section 1204 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 , Public Law 110-53, 6 U.S.C 1102.
Objectives (050):
The Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP), National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) of a secure and resilient Nation. (

The objective of the HSNTP is to support nationwide training initiatives and further the mission of FEMA. In order to achieve the intended objective of the HSNTP, all training developed with HSNTP funds must support FEMA’s all-hazards mission and reflect the following key priority areas: use of existing training mechanisms; linking training to exercise activities; incorporating the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System components; and utilizing an adult learning and national delivery approach whereby curriculum is delivered via an integrated, collaborative approach.

Where possible, efforts will be made in the development and delivery of training programs to support the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in urban area, state, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). The capability levels assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR) should be used to inform planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

The Continuing Training Grant (CTG) program develops and delivers innovative training programs that are national in scope and have an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (NPG) of a secure and resilient Nation (
Delivering core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government. The FY 2014 CTG program supports efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.
Types of Assistance (060):
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Provides funding through cooperative agreements to the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, and Continuing Training Grants program for the purpose of the development and delivery of all-hazards training for Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency responders. Refer to the NDPC and CTG Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information on eligibility. These funds must be used to develop and deliver all hazards training to State, local and tribal personnel. Other special conditions will apply to the recipients of the award. A portion of these funds will be awarded in specific focus areas identified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Indirect costs are allowable only if the applicant has an approved indirect cost rate with the cognizant Federal agency. A copy of the approved rate (a fully executed, agreement negotiated with the applicant’s cognizant federal agency) is required at the time of application.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
The HSNTP is a closed solicitation, available only to eligible organizations. Non-Federal members that make up the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) which consist of the following institutions: Louisiana State University, Texas A&M, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and the University of Hawaii, and Continuing Training Grant (CTG) programs will be an open and fair competition to develop and deliver training in selected focus areas.

This year Continuing Training Grants (CTG) identifies important focus areas for applicants to use in the development of their application. Applicants may submit only one application per focus area. Applications will undergo a review to determine whether all required guidelines are followed and selection criteria are met. The full application review process will conclude with a rigorous, competitive review process used to select programs for recommendation for award.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
State and Local units of government, public non-profits, and Federally recognized tribal entities.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applicants must complete the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424. Applicants must also possess a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS®). D-U-N-S®, is a system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).

System for Award Management (SAM): The application process also involves an updated and current SAM registration by the applicant at Please ensure that your organization’s name, address, DUNS number and EIN are up to date in SAM and that the DUNS number used in SAM is the same one used to apply for all FEMA awards. Future payments will be contingent on the information provided in SAM; therefore it is imperative that the information is correct. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement 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 (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the HSNTP and CTG FOAs.
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 program guidance document.
Appeals (096):
Refer to HSNTP and CTG FOAs.
Renewals (097):
Potential continuation or extensions of some awards. Refer to HSNTP/CTG FOA.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Refer to FOA. 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 FOA.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Semi-annual progress reports. Quarterly Financial Reports. Semi-Annual Progress Reports. Semi-Annual Progress Reports are required. Grantees are a required to submit Quarterly Financial Status Reports (FSR). The FSRs are due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter on January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final FSR report is due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award, whichever occurs first. Semi-Annual Progress Reports (SAPR) are required semi-annually and due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period (July 30 with a reporting period of January 1 through June 30, and January 30 with a reporting period of July 1 through December 31) for the life of the award. Final SAPR report is due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award, whichever occurs first.
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):
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - FY2013 - HSNTP/NDPC $67,929,077, and CTG $ 7,811,256 = $75,740,333
FY2014 - HSNTP/NDPC $76,000,000 and CTG $11,000,000 = $ 87,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Refer to FOA.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Refer to HSNTP and CTG FOA.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
Headquarters Office (152):
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), Grants Program Directorate (GPD) National Training and Education Division
800 K Street, NW, Suite 210, 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 FY 2013 HSNTP and CTG FOA.