Homeland Security BioWatch Program

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Homeland Security BioWatch Program: The BioWatch Program is a cornerstone of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) comprehensive strategy for countering biological terrorism. The BioWatch Program is an early warning system that is designed to detect the intentional release of select aerosolized biological agents. The BioWatch Program's mission is to provide and maintain a continuous bio-terrorism air monitoring system in metropolitan areas and coordinate with state and local public health communities to prepare for and respond to a bioterrorist event. This mission is accomplished by serving as an early warning system which enhances the security of jurisdictions by providing the needed time to execute their comprehensive concept of operations plans to counter biological terrorism. The Biowatch Program is a critical part of an ongoing national effort to build and sustain preparedness which helps the United States to maintain momentum through targeted jurisdictional planning that highlights preventative actions necessary to allow for a proper and timely response and begin the process to recovery from a biological agent release. The BioWatch Evaluation Program (BWEP) will be conducted under the BioWatch Quality Assurance Program effective April 1, 2013. This program will consist of independent external audits (Quality Assurance) by Signature Science and internal audits (Quality Control) by BioWatch Systems Program Office field personnel. This approach will initially be conducted with a focus on adherence to the BioWatch Field Operations Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), Version 1.3 and will eventually evolve to encompass the Field Operations Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP). In order to ensure a robust QA / QC program the jurisdictions may be subject to a QA external audit and a QC internal audit during the same cooperative agreement cycle (year).
Federal Grant Title: Homeland Security BioWatch Program
Federal Agency Name: Office of Procurement Operations Grants Division
Grant Categories: Environment
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-2013-OHA-BIOWATCH
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 97.091
CFDA Descriptions: Homeland Security Biowatch Program
Current Application Deadline: Rolling applications
Original Application Deadline: Rolling applications
Posted Date: Apr 03, 2013
Creation Date: Apr 03, 2013
Archive Date: Jul 01, 2013
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,700,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 27
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
City or townships governments County governments State governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Jacqueline Greely Grants Specialist Phone 202-447-0724

Grants Specialist support [Jacqueline.Greely@hq.dhs.gov]
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