Aviation Research Grants
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Homeland Security Act of 2002, P.L. 107-296, codified at 6 U.S.C. 188 (b)(1)(C).
To encourage and support innovative, advanced, and applied research and development in areas of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation security.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements); Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The grants may be used to support research and development projects at colleges, universities, nonprofit and forprofit institutions in the area of System Security Technology. Restrictions on use of funds will be identified in the announcement, program guidance and award provisions.
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, colleges and universities, State, local and Indian Tribal Governments and for-profit organizations are eligible to benefit.
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (colleges and universities), State, local and Indian Tribal Governments and for-profit organizations are eligible to benefit.
May be required by U.S. Statute, regulation or program guidance.
Application and Award Process
The applicant is notified of funding availability by electronic posting on http://www.grants.gov The applicant will be advised on how to apply for the funding through the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs".
Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
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.
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements; however, cost-sharing by the grantee is highly encouraged.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Post Assistance Requirements
Frequency of interim reporting will be identified in the funding opportunity/program guidance document. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both within the fiscal year) 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 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 grantee fiscal year.
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.
(Grants) FY 07 $11,421,423; FY 08 $6,000,000; FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Information available at the web sites listed below.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
OMB Circulars A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220); A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 225); A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments; A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215); A-122,Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (relocated to 2 CFR, Part 230); and A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations. In addition to the OMB criteria, program regulations, guidelines, DHS policy and procedures will also apply.
Regional or Local Office
Office of Procurement Operations, Grants Office, Transportation Security Laboratory, W. J. Hughes Technical Center, Bldg 315, Atlantic City, NJ 08405. International Airport, Telephone: (609) 813-2834 or (609) 813-2839. Fax: (609) 383-1973.
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals