National Dam Safety Program

The National Dam Safety Program improves the safety of dams in the United States and strives achieve the key objective of ?national dam safety hazard reduction.

The National Dam Safety Program implements the Department of Homeland Security and PPD-8 objective of hazard mitigation, to develop
and maintain those capabilities necessary to reduce the loss of lives and property by lessening the impact of the failure of dams.

This is accomplished by supporting State and U.S.

territory governments in the development and maintenance of dam safety programs, and enabling States and U.S.

territories to take precautions that ensure the safety of the dams, such as the development of regulatory authority for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams, the undertaking of dam inspections, and development of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for dams.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

http://www.fema.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Environmental Quality, Texas Commission On $ 327,385   2019-08-012020-07-31
Natural Resources, Iowa Department Of $ 318,235   2019-08-012020-07-31
Engineer, Wyoming State $ 152,050   2019-08-012020-07-31
Oklahoma Water Resources Board $ 377,919   2019-08-012020-07-31
Environment, Great Lakes, And Energy, Michigan Department Of $ 97,798   2019-08-012020-07-31
Department Of Environment And Natural Resources $ 216,951   2019-08-012020-07-31
North Carolina Department Of Environmental Quality $ 183,357   2019-08-012020-07-31
State Engineer, New Mexico Office Of The $ 66,705   2018-08-012020-07-31
Environmental Quality, Mississippi Department Of $ 464,764   2019-08-012020-07-31
Natural Resources, Nebraska Department Of $ 253,262   2019-08-012020-07-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 2% increase in the national total of High Hazard Potential dams with emergency action plans 1% increase in the national total of High Hazard Potential dams receiving inspections. Fiscal Year 2017: Expect a 3% increase (over the FY 2016 results) in the national total of High Hazard Potential dams with emergency action plans. Expect a 3% increase (over the FY 2016 results) in the national total of High Hazard Potential dams receiving inspections. Fiscal Year 2018: 3% increase in the national total of High Hazard Potential dams with emergency action plans 3% increase in the national total of High Hazard Potential dams receiving inspections.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For costs associated with the establishment and maintenance of effective State dam safety programs.

Restrictions: Funds may only be used for the purposes set forth in the grant and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award.

Funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants or cooperative agreements.

Funds may not be used for lobbying, or intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings.

Funds awarded under this grant may not be used to construct or repair any Federal or non-Federal dam.

In addition, funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity.

Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program.

Federal employees may not receive funds under this award.

Federal funds may not be comingled with State funds.

Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and such costs must be reflected in the award agreement.

For complete information on Uses and Restrictions, refer to program guidance.

Eligible applicants are States, as defined by the National Dam Safety Program Act.

This includes the 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States that has a legislated dam safety program.

Eligible states and territories must be working toward and/or developing a State dam safety program that is 1) authorized and budgeted by State or territory legislation and 2) includes, at a minimum, the 10 specified criteria and budgeting requirements outlined in the program guidance.

For complete information regarding applicant eligibility and the 10 specified criteria and budgeting requirements refer to program guidance.

The grant is intended to encourage dam safety through assisting States to develop and establish effective dam safety programs.

Funding provided is for approved State Dam Safety Program activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All States and U.S.

territories with a legislated and approved dam safety program are eligible for the National Dam Safety Program Assistance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The State Dam Safety Program Office of eligible States.

Credentials/Documentation

Eligible applicants must be working toward and/or developing a dam safety program that 1) is authorized and budgeted by State legislation and 2) includes, at a minimum, the 10 specified criteria and budgeting requirements outlined in the program guidance. For complete information, refer to program guidance. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

FEMA makes the award to the State Dam Safety Program Office. Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS/FEMA 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

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National Dam Safety Program Act Pub. L. 92?367, §8, as added Pub. L. 104?303, title II, §215(c)(8), Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3688 ; amended Pub. L. 107?310, §3(a)?(e)(1), (f), (g), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2450 , 2451; Pub. L. 109?460, §1(c), Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3401 ; Pub. L. 113?121, title III, §3001(a)(1), (c), June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1282.), 33 U.S.C 467f.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Other - Not Specified.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Other - Not Specified.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title National Dam Safety Program Act , Public Law 92-367. Pub. L. 92?367, §8, as added Pub. L. 104?303, title II, §215(c)(8), Oct. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 3688 ; amended Pub. L. 107?310, §3(a)?(e)(1), (f), (g), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2450 , 2451; Pub. L. 109?460, §1(c), Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3401 ; Pub. L. 113?121, title III, §3001(a)(1), (c), June 10, 2014, 128 Stat. 1282.). This program has no matching requirements. Refer to program guidance. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Assistance may not be provided to a State under this subsection for a fiscal year unless the State enters into such agreement with the Director as the Director requires to ensure that the State will maintain the aggregate expenditures of the State from all other sources for programs to ensure dam safety for the protection of human life and property at or above a level equal to the average annual level of such expenditures for the two (2) fiscal years preceding the fiscal year. National Dam Safety Act, 33 U.S.C. 467f (e)(4).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to National Dam Safety Program Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Refer to National Dam Safety Program Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program Specific Narrative and Work Plan Reporting requirements must be met throughout the life of the grant (refer to the program guidance and the special conditions found in the award package for a full explanation of these requirements).

Any reports or documents prepared as a result of this grant shall be in compliance with Federal ?plain English? policies, directives, etc.

Please note that PARS contains edits that will prevent access to funds if reporting requirements are not met on a timely basis.

Federal Financial Report (FFR) ? required quarterly.

Quarterly progress reports are required to monitor progress.

Obligations and expenditures must be reported on a quarterly basis through the FFR (SF-425),which replaced the SF-269 and SF-272, which is due within thirty (30) days of the end of each calendar quarter (e.g., for the quarter ending March 31, the FFR is due no later than April 30).

A report must be submitted for every quarter of the period of performance, including partial calendar quarters, as well as for periods where no grant activity occurs.

Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if these reports are delinquent.

The final FFR is due ninety (90) days after the end date of the performance period. FFRs must be filed according to the process and schedule below: FFRs must be filed manually to the GPD or Regional Point of Contact listed in Part VII below: Reporting periods and due dates: ? October 1 ? December 31; Due January 30 ? January 1 ? March 31; Due April 30 ? April 1 ? June 30; Due July 30 ? July 1 ? September 30; Due October 30 Progress Reports. The Recipient shall submit quarterly performance reports within 30 days after the end of each period.

Reports are due on, January 30, April 30 and July 30, October 30. The report shall consist of a comparison of actual accomplishments to the approved project objectives and performance measures.

Copies of Performance Reports must be submitted through the ND Grants system and the Program Officer listed in Part VII of the FY2012 grant guidance language. Final Report The recipient shall submit two error free color laser copies of a report to the Grants Management Specialist and the Program Officer listed in section VII within thirty (30) days after the expiration of the grant.

The final report is due ninety (90) days after the end of the performance period.

This report shall document and summarize the results of the entire project.

The report shall provide a qualitative assessment of the impact this effort had related to emergency responder roadway operational safety public education and outreach, as well as documentation of met performance measures.

The final report must be submitted in both Print and Web Publishing.

Refer to program guidance.

The Recipient shall submit quarterly performance reports within 30 days after the end of each period.

Reports are due on, January 30, April 30 and July 30, October 30. The report shall consist of a comparison of actual accomplishments to the approved project objectives and performance measures.

Copies of Performance Reports must be submitted through the ND Grants system and the Program Officer listed in Part VII of the FY2012 grant guidance language.

Refer to program guidance.

Refer to program guidance.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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

Grant records shall be retained for a period of three (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 three (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

Account Identification

70-0711-0-1-453.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,500,000; FY 17 est $6,800,000; and FY 18 est $7,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

FEMA Performance Office of Partnership Agreement and Cooperative Agreement guidance, Office of Financial Management Modular Instruction, FEMA's National Dam Safety Program Implementation Plan (September 97).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

James E. Demby, Jr. PE 500 C St. SW, 4th Floor, Room 427 , Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: james.demby@fema.dhs.gov Phone: 202-646-3435

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.



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