Basic Scientific Research – Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

Basic Scientific Research – Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

Number: 12.351
Agency: Department Of Defense
Office: Office Of The Secretary Of Defense

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
12.351 Basic Scientific Research – Combating Weapons of Mass
Destruction

Federal Agency (030):
DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE

Authorization (040):
10 U.S.C. 2358, as amended (R&D Projects), 10 U.S.C. 2371 (OTA), 10
U.S.C 2413 (Cooperative Agreements), 10 U.S.C. 2361 (Grants and
Contracts to universities-competitive)

Objectives (050):
To support and stimulate basic, applied and advanced research and
technology development at educational or research institutions,
non-profit organizations, and commercial firms, which support the
advancement of fundamental knowledge and understanding of the sciences
with an emphasis on exploring new and innovative research for combating
or countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).

Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Uses and restrictions are specified in individual program BAAs and award
documents issued by and codified regulations applicable to awards.
These are submitted at the time of proposal or prior to award, as
specified by executive agents.

Eligibility Requirements (080)

Applicant Eligibility (081):
As stated in individual program BAAs. Generally, competitions are open
to private and public educational accredited institutions of higher
education that carry out science and engineering research and/or related
science and engineering education on a non-profit basis. Some awards
are made to non-profit, commercial or federal laboratories that conduct
basic research. Awards are not made to individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
None.

Credentials/Documentation (083):
If the award is a grant, cooperative agreement or other transactinal
agreement the applicant must not appear on the non-procurement, debarred
or suspended list for DoD. Recipient eligibility is contingent upon
submission of representations and certifications that are required by
federal statues and Executive Orders (EO). Costs will be determined in
accordance with 2 CFR Part 220 (formerly OMB Circular No. A-21). The
administrative requirements of OMB Circular Nos. A-102, A-110, A-128 and
A-133 apply. Patents, inventions and rights in technical data and
computer software are subject to 48 CFR 227 and 252, as amended, and 37
CFR 401.14.

Application and Award Process (090)

Preapplication Coordination (091):
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures (092):
Eligible applicants may submit proposals in response to relevant BAAs
published on www.FedBizOpps.gov under “Other Defense Agencies – DTRA”,
which will advise potential applicants what activities or research topic
areas will be supported, and how to apply.

Award Procedure (093):
Award decisions are based on evaluations of proposals, using technical
merit, peer and/or scientific review. Evaluation criteria are contained
in the relevant Broad Agency Announcement. If selected for award, the
proposal is the basis for the award document and the applicant agrees to
perform the research or research related activities described therein.

Deadlines (094):
Deadlines for submitting proposals are specified in the individual relevant Broad Agency Announcements.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Award times will be identified in the relevant BAA. Typically,
decisions are made within 90-120 days of receipt of proposal for which
funding is authorized.

Appeals (096):
None.

Renewals (097):
Re-application with new proposals is permitted.

Assistance Consideration (100)

Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
There are no statutory formulas. Cost-sharing or matching, when required, is specified in the individual BAA.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Since this is a research and technology program, the assistance is
generally for the period of performance as stated in the individual
grant, agreement or OTA. Funding is usually provided incrementally in
accordance with a payment schedule contained in the award document.

Post Assistance Requirements (110)

Reports (111):
Awardee is expected to publish or otherwise make results of work
publicly available. Copies of reports are furnished by the awardee to a
prescribed list of addressees as set forth in the grant, agreement or
OTA. Technical and financial reporting requirements are in accordance
with terms and conditions of award documents and with Department of
Defense implementation of applicable OMB Circulars A-110 and A-102.

Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. 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 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 OMB
Circular No. A-133.

Records (113):
Each awardee will maintain accounting records, in accordance with
Department of Defense implementation of OMB Circular A-110, which will
permit determination that the funds were used for the grant purposes.

Financial Information (120)

Account Identification (121):
97-X-0400.34HQ.

Obligations (122):
FY 07 $13,298,000; FY 08 $38,000,000; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Average $450,000.

Program Accomplishments (130):
Initiated a new start program in FY 07 via Broad Agency Announcement
BAA. 174 white papers from 86 US Universities were received and down
selected via the technical criteria in the BAA to 75 invitations for
full proposals. Ninety-three peer-reviewers external to DTRA performed
the evaluations, again using the technical criteria in the BAA. Based
on their evaluations and other factors, including budget limitations and
balance of the entire portfolio as set forth in the BAA, 33 grants were
awarded to 27 Universities.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature sources are specified in the individual relevant Broad Agency Announcements.

Information Contacts (150)

Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.

Headquarters Office (152):
Defense Threat Reduction Agency BE-BC, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd – MS 6201, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6201.

Website Address (153):
http://www.dtra.mil/be/business_opp/procurement/acq_procopp.cfm

Regional or Local Office:
None.

Headquarters Office:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency BE-BC, 8725 John J. Kingman Rd – MS 6201, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6201.

General Information

Assistance Types:
B – PROJECT GRANTS

Applicant Eligibilty:
20 – Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of
higher education and hospitals)/16 – Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention
and Relief/Emergency Preparedness
20 – Public nonprofit
institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and
hospitals)/66 – Science and Technology
21 – Other public institution/organization/16 – Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness
21 – Other public institution/organization/66 – Science and Technology
35 – Profit organization/16 – Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness
35 – Profit organization/66 – Science and Technology

Beneficiary Eligibilty:
20 – Public nonprofit institution/organization, 21 – Other public institution/organization, 35 – Profit organization


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