How to apply...
The application for assistance shall be prepared in accordance with the Preparation Instructions for Submitting Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Cooperative Agreement Application. Applicants are provided annual Cooperative Agreement guidance. FEMA's Office of Financial Management has developed a set of instructions on applying for grants under this program. The instructions are entitled: FY 2001 Preparation Instructions for Submitting CSEPP, FY 2001 Regional Office Instructions for Awarding/Amending CSEPP Cooperative Agreement, and FY 2001 CSEPP Preparation Instructions for Outlays, Performance Reporting, Budget Deviations, Cash Reconciliations, property Management and Closeouts and are fully consistent with all applicable Office of Management and Budget circulars and the Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments. Each Fiscal Year, FEMA provides the States with funding estimates for planning purposes based on the level of funding being requested in the President's budget. FEMA Regional personnel work directly with the States on the development of their applications. The request for funding and the program narrative should be developed consistent with the 12 CSEPP National Benchmarks.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
When FEMA receives its annual appropriation from the Department of the Army, CSEPP funds are allocated among the States. The FEMA Regions notify the States of their allocations, any necessary adjustment to the program narratives are agreed upon, and award documents are prepared and signed by officials of the State and the FEMA Region. States notify local participants of the amounts of their grants.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.