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EOC INVESTMENT JUSTIFICATION TEMPLATE(1)

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EOC INVESTMENT JUSTIFICATION TEMPLATE(1)

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER GRANT PROGRAM

    EOC INVESTMENT JUSTIFICATION TEMPLATE

Investment Justification Overview

    As part of the application process, EOCs must develop a formal Investment Justification that addresses each initiative being proposed for funding. State, local, and tribal EOCs must complete this template and provide it to the respective SAA per the SAA’s guidelines.

    These Investment Justifications must demonstrate how the selected review criteria and proposed EOC project information will improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities as outlined in the FY 2008 EOC Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit. For each project, complete the template as shown below and address the following categorical areas:

EOCs may propose only one construction or renovation investment and must use

    the FEMA-provided investment justification template. Applicants must abide by the

    page limitations noted in each section of the Investment Justification template.

    FY 2008 EOC Grant Program applicants must provide information in the following categories for the proposed Investment:

I. Background

    I.A. Investment Abstract

    I.B. Needs Assessment Description

    II. Investment Impact

    III. Pre-Existing Planning

    IV. Funding and Implementation Plan

    IV. A. Investment Funding Plan

    IV. B. Investment Challenges

    IV. C. Management Team Description

    IV. D. Investment Funding Resources

    IV. E. Investment Timeline and Milestones

FY08 EOC Grant Program Investment Justification Template

     1 “Construction” as defined in this program, refers to building a new facility or any changes to the footprint of an existing facility, while “renovation” refers to internal improvement to an existing facility.”

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I. Background

    Note: The information in section I.A. provides background and context for the Investment requested. Section I.B. represents an evaluation of a needs assessment used by FEMA for rating individual Investment proposals.

    Narrative

    Not to exceed a ? page

    Describe, at a high level, what will be implemented and what will be

    accomplished by this Project Investment.

    Narrative

    Not to exceed 1 page

    ; Certification that a facility assessment has been

    conducted, including:

    o Date of assessment and

    o Conductor of assessment;

    ; Outline how the project will address the identified

    deficiencies or needs identified in the assessment

     2 An EOC may request up to $1,000,000 for a construction project or up to $250,000 for a renovation project.

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    II. Investment Impact

Narrative

    Not to exceed a ? page

    ; Describe how the project will enhance emergency

    management capabilities for the State, local, or tribal

    applicant

    ; Describe how the project will accomplish this in a cost

    effective manner

    III. Pre-Existing Planning

Narrative

    Not to exceed ? page

    ; Description of any pre-existing planning that has taken

    place relative to the deficiencies noted in the facility

    assessment, including:

    o Architectural plans developed

    o Permits in Place

    ; Description of any pre-existing planning that has taken

    place relative to the proposed project

    ; Description of hazard-resistance design guidance utilized

    as part of the pre-existing planning, such as but not limited

    to

    o FEMA 426/452 for identifying and mitigating man-

    made and terrorist threats

    o FEMA 361 and FEMA 543 for identifying and

    mitigating flood and wind hazards

    o FEMA 310 (ASCE 31) and FEMA 356 for identifying

    and mitigating seismic hazards

    ; Description of any current activities that have taken place

    relative to rectifying the identified deficiencies or needs

    identified in the assessment

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    IV. Funding and Implementation Plan

Numeric and Narrative

    Not to exceed 1 page

    ; This section will focus solely on the amount funds being requested for this construction or renovation project (up to

    $1,000,000 for construction projects or up to $250,000 for

    renovation projects).

    ; Applicants must make funding requests that are reasonable and justified by direct linkages to activities outlined in this

    particular Investment.

    ; Applicants must complete and attach SF 424 C: Budget

    Information Construction Programs available at: http://www.grants.gov/agencies/aapproved_standard_forms.jsp#1

    ; Submittal of the 424C by applicants will not count

    towards the 1-page limitation identified in this section

    Note: Investments will be evaluated on the expected impact on security relative to the amount of the Investment (i.e., cost

    effectiveness).

Narrative

    Not to exceed a ? page

    ; For each identified challenge, provide a brief description of how

    the challenge will be addressed and mitigated, and indicate a

    probability of occurrence (high, medium, or low);

    ; The response should focus on the implementation only;

    ; Consider the necessary steps and stages that will be required for successful implementation of the Investment;

    ; Identify areas of possible concern or potential pitfalls in terms of Investment implementation; and,

    ; Explain why those areas present the greatest challenge to a successful Investment implementation.

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    Narrative

    Not to exceed a ? page

    ; Explain how the management team members will organize and work together in order to successfully manage the Investment.

Narrative

    Not to exceed a ? page

    ; In addition to the required cash or - in - kind match, discuss

    other funding sources (e.g., non-FY 2008 EOC Grant Program

    funds, public or private agreements, future fiscal year grants) that you plan on utilizing for the implementation and/or continued sustainment of this Investment;

    ; If no other funding resources have been identified beyond the required cash match, or if none are necessary, provide rationale as to why the requested FY 2008 EOC Grant

    Program funding is sufficient for the implementation and sustainment of this Investment.

Narrative

    Not to exceed ? page

    ; Only include major milestones that are critical to the success of the Investment;

    ; While up to 10 milestones may be provided, applicants should only list as many milestones as necessary;

    ; Milestones are for this discrete Investment those that are

    covered by the requested FY 2008 EOC Grant Program funds

    and will be completed over the period of performance for the grant;

    ; Milestones should be kept to high-level, major tasks that will

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    need to occur;

    ; Identify the planned start date associated with the identified

    milestone. The start date should reflect the date at which the earliest action will be taken to start achieving the milestone;

    ; Identify the planned completion date when all actions related to the milestone will be completed and overall milestone outcome

    is met; and,

    ; List any relevant information that will be critical to the successful completion of the milestone (such as those examples listed in the question text above).

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