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Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)

RCPGP
Number: 97.111
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.111 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008, Public Law 110-161; U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007, Public Law 110-28; Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 110-329; Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Public Law 112-10.
Objectives (050):
The goal of RCPGP is to support an integrated planning system that provides for regional all-hazard planning for catastrophic events and the development of necessary plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic event. Objectives include, creating regional planning processes and planning communities through the establishment of a Regional Catastrophic Planning Team; Identifying and assessing priority areas of concern using both capabilities-based and scenario-based planning models; Developing enhanced regional plans and addressing shortcomings in jurisdiction plans to support both the management of a catastrophic incident and to enable enduring government; and linking planning efforts to resource allocations. Funding and guidance for the five years of this grant program pre-date PPD-8.
Types of Assistance (060):
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
RCPGP is intended to support co-ordination of regional, all-hazard planning for catastrophic events, including the development of all necessary integrated planning communities, plans, protocols, and procedures. The goal is to allow jurisdictions to determine how to improve their catastrophic planning processes through “Fix, Build, and Resource”: fix shortcomings in existing plans; build regional planning processes and planning communities; and link operational needs identified in plans to resource allocation, including homeland security grant programs.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
State and local governments.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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 program guidance document.
Appeals (096):
None.
Renewals (097):
An annual appropriation is anticipated for this program.
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 soft match of non-Federal funds totaling 25 per cent.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
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: Refer to program guidance.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Quarterly reports. Quarterly reports. Quarterly reports. Quarterly reports. Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.
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):
(Salaries) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - This program was only funded in Fiscal Years 2007-2011, inclusive. The grant program period is up to 48 months for each fiscal year.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Refer to program guidance.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: All 10 RCPGP sites will develop:

-Full scale exercises for at least one component developed or enhanced through RCPGP
-Functional or tabletop exercises for the remaining components developed or enhanced through RCPGP
-Reports summarizing all RCPGP – related progress throughout the life of the grant
-Corrective Action Plans for gaps identified through exercises
-Sustainment plans for RCPGP products through other funding sources
-Reports detailing how RCPGP efforts have linked the planning, operations, equipment, training, and exercise aspects of other FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs (e.g., the Homeland Security Grant Program [HSGP], the Urban Area Security Initiative [UASI], the Emergency Management Performance Grant [EMPG]) and other Federal Grant Programs (e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] and the United States Department of Agriculture [USDA]). Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
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) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA 500 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: NPD-Planning@fema.gov Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address (153):
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index/shtm
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.