Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) (Washington DC - District of Columbia)
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
The UASI program is intended to provide financial assistance to address the unique multi-discipline planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas, and to assist these Areas in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats or acts of terrorism using the Whole Community approach. Activities implemented with UASI funds must support terrorism preparedness by building or enhancing capabilities that relate to the prevention of, protection from, mitigation of, response to or recovery from terrorism in order to be considered eligible. However, many capabilities which support terrorism preparedness simultaneously support preparedness for other hazards. Grantees must demonstrate the dual-use quality for any activities implemented that are not explicitly focused on terrorism preparedness. Urban Areas must use UASI funds to employ regional approaches to overall preparedness and are encouraged to adopt regional response structures whenever appropriate. UASI program implementation and governance must include regional partners and should have balanced representation among entities with operational responsibilities for prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery activities within the region. In some instances Urban Area boundaries cross State borders. States must ensure that the identified Urban Areas take an inclusive regional approach to the development and implementation of the FY 2012 UASI program and involve the contiguous jurisdictions, mutual aid partners, port authorities, rail and transit authorities, State agencies, Statewide Interoperability Coordinators, Citizen Corps Council(s) or their equivalent, and campus law enforcement in their program activities. Grantees must also demonstrate the integration of children and individuals with disabilities or access and functional needs into activities implemented under this program.
In FY12, the National Capital Region in the District of Columbia will receive an allocation through the UASI program.
History of Funding
The FY11 allocation to the National Capital Region was $59,392,477.
Awards made to the SAA for HSGP carry additional pass-through requirements. Pass-through is defined as an obligation on the part of the States to make funds available to local units of government, combinations of local units, or other specific groups or organizations. The State’s pass-through requirement must be met within 45 days of the award date for the HSGP. Four requirements must be met to pass-through grant funds:
- There must be some action to establish a firm commitment on the part of the awarding entity
- The action must be unconditional on the part of the awarding entity (i.e., no contingencies for availability of SAA funds)
- There must be documentary evidence of the commitment
- The award terms must be communicated to the official grantee
The SAA must obligate at least 80 percent (80%) of the funds awarded under SHSP and UASI to local units of government within 45 days of receipt of the funds. For Puerto Rico, the SAA must also obligate at least 80 percent (80%) of the funds to local units of government within 45 days of receipt of the funds. No pass-through requirements will be applied to the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Any UASI funds retained by the SAA must be used to directly support the designated Urban Areas in the State. If UASI funds are used by the SAA in support of the Urban Area, the SAA must, as part of the up to 10 Investments, propose an Investment describing how UASI funds will be used by the SAA to directly support the Urban Area.
The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for UASI funds. A total of 25 high-threat, high-density urban areas are eligible for funding under the FY 2013 UASI program.
The deadline for SAAs to submit applications to FEMA was June 24, 2013. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.
The FY13 allocation to the National Capital Region is $51,839,027.
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