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Federal Partners

Sandy Federal Partners and Program Descriptions

The agencies and programs funded in the DRAA are described below. For additional information, see our Additional Resources on the side of this page.

Department of Homeland Security

  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Radiation Portal Monitoring Program
  • FEMA Disaster Relief Fund
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance Loan Fund
  • Science and Technology--Laboratory Facilities
  • US Customs and Border Protection Border Security Inspections & Trade Facilitation; Border Security Inspections & Control Between Ports of Entry Inspections; Trade & Travel Facilitation at Ports of Entry
  • US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Domestic Investigations; Headquarters Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO)-Custody Operations
  • US Secret Service HQ, Management and Administration
  • Coast Guard Acquisition, Construction and Improvements (many sub programs); Operating Expenses

Department of Commerce

  • NOAA Operations Research and Facilities
  • NOAA Procurement Acquisition and Construction

Department of Defense

  • Military Construction, Army National Guard
  • Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Army
  • Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Navy
  • Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Air Force
  • Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard
  • Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard
  • Procurement of Ammunition, Army
  • Revolving and Management Funds, Defense Working Capital Funds

Department of the Interior

  • Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service Fund
  • National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund
  • Office of the Secretary

Department of Justice

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Salaries and Expenses
  • Federal Prison System Buildings and Facilities
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Salaries and Expenses
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Salaries and Expenses

Department of Labor

  • Employment & Training Administration (ETA)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Department of Transportation

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal  Highway Administration
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • Federal Transit Administration

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Office of Water (OW); Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM) Environmental Programs and Management
  • Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Hazardous Substance Superfund
  • Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund
  • Office of Water (OW) State and Tribal Assistance Grants

General Services Administration

  • Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Fund

Health and Human Services

  • Office of the Secretary, Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
  • Administration for Children and Families, Children and Family Services
  • Administration for Children and Families, Social Services Block Grant
  • National Institutes of Health, Environmental Health Sciences
  • National Institutes of Health

Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Community Development Fund

Legal Services Corporation

  • Payment to the Legal Services Corporation

NASA

  • Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration

Small Business Administration

  • Office of Disaster Assistance, Disaster Loans Program
  • Office of Disaster Assistance, Disaster Loans Program (Salaries and Expenses)
  • Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Competitive Grant Program

Smithsonian Institution

  • Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (Salaries and Expenses)

Army Corps of Engineers

  • Corps of Engineers, Civil Investigations
  • Corps of Engineers, Operations and Maintenance
  • Corps of Engineers, Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies
  • Corps of Engineers, Expenses
  • Corps of Engineers, Construction

Department of Agriculture

  • Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP)
  • Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
  • Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
  • USDA Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance (CMDF)
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Veterans Health Administration, Medical Services
  • Veterans Health Administration, Medical Faciities
  • Departmental Administration, Construction and Major Projects
  • National Cemetery Administration
  • Departmental Administration, Information Technology Systems

Full Program Descriptions

Department of Homeland Security Programs

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Radiation Portal Monitoring Program
The Radiation Portal Monitoring Program screens all cargo containers at the 22 US seaports with the highest container traffic for radiation.

FEMA Disaster Relief Fund
The Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) directs, coordinates, manages, and funds response and recovery efforts after domestic natural disasters that overwhelm state resources.

FEMA Disaster Assistance Loan Fund
[Description forthcoming]

Disaster Assistance Loan Fund--Laboratory Facilities|
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), which develops knowledge products and technology solutions strengthen America’s security and resiliency, will support laboratory facilities.

US Customs and Border Protection Border Security Inspections & Trade Facilitation; Border Security Inspections & Control Between Ports of Entry Inspections; Trade & Travel Facilitation at Ports of Entry
The CBP works to secure the border, and promote safe, lawful international trade and travel.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Domestic Investigations; Headquarters Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO)-Custody Operations
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It will use the funds to support domestic investigations and DRO-custody operations.

US Secret Service HQ, Management and Administration
The US Secret Service works to protect the nation's financial infrastructure and economy, as well as  protect national leaders, visiting heads of states, and designated sites and events. It will fund headquarters, management, and administration.

Coast Guard Acquisition, Construction and Improvements (many sub programs); Operating Expenses
The Coast Guard will fund acquisition, construction and improvements and operating expenses.

Department of Commerce Programs:

NOAA Operations Research and Facilities
NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) will fund operations, research, and facilities to conduct response and restoration, provide observation, measurement, assessment, and management of US coast and ocean areas, and provide critical navigation products and services.

NOAA Procurement Acquisition and Construction
NOAA’s Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction (PAC) account helps fund projects that monitor and to forecast weather and climate change on a global basis, new construction and the modification of existing facilities , and the modernization of NOAA's ships and aircrafts.

Department of Defense Programs:

Military Construction, Army National Guard
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund military construction for the Army National Guard.

Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Army
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund operation and maintenance for the Army.

Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Navy
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund operation and maintenance for the Navy.

Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Air Force
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund operation and maintenance for the Air Force.

Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund operation and maintenance for the Army National Guard.

Military Operations and Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund operation and maintenance for the Air National Guard.

Procurement of Ammunition, Army
The Department of Defense (DOD) will help fund the procurement of ammunition for the U.S. Army

Revolving and Management Funds, Defense Working Capital Funds
[Description forthcoming]

Department of the Interior Programs:

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Oil Spill Research
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will make repairs to the Ohmsett oil spill research facility located in Leonardo, New Jersey.

Fish and Wildlife Service Construction
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will clean-up storm debris and make repairs to refuges, fish hatcheries and other FWS facilities, lands and habitat damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund
The National Park Service will provide grants to State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices for the preservation of historic resources damaged by Hurricane Sandy that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Office of the Secretary
The Department of the Interior’s bureaus will restore and rebuild national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other Federal public assets and In collaboration and partnership with other Federal agencies, States, cities, Tribes and others, the Department and its bureaus will increase the resiliency and capacity of coastal habitat and infrastructure to withstand storms and reduce the amount of damage caused by such storms. This work includes:

  1. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will manage sand and gravel resources on the Outer Continental Shelf to meet the needs for sand and gravel throughout the coastal areas undergoing recovery and rebuilding.  
  2. U.S. Geological Survey: The U.S. Geological Survey will conduct scientific monitoring, mapping, modeling, and forecasting to support broader recovery efforts throughout the impacted region.

Department of Justice Programs:

Drug Enforcement Administration Salaries and Expenses
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) works to enforce US controlled substance laws, prosecute violators, and curb international and domestic drug markets.  DEA will use these funds to help cover salaries and expenses for its administration.

Federal Prison System Buildings and Facilities
Federal Bureau of Prisons protects public safety by ensuring that Federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and helps reduce the potential for future criminal activity by encouraging inmates to participate in programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism. The Federal Bureau of Prisons will fund buildings and facilities with the money it receives.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Salaries and Expenses
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) helps defend the U.S. economy, physical and electronic infrastructure, and democracy. FBI funds will go toward covering salaries and expenses.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Salaries and Expenses
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives enforces federal criminal laws regulating the firearms and explosives industries. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives funds will help cover salaries and expenses.

Department of Labor Programs:

Employment & Training Administration (ETA)
ETA -National Emergency Grants (NEGs) temporarily expand the service capacity of Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker training and employment programs at the state and local levels by providing funding assistance in response to large, unexpected economic events which cause significant job losses. After Sandy they have helped NY, NJ, CT and RI with continuing cleanup and recovery efforts following the devastation caused by the Hurricane.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA - The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program focuses on training and education for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces, and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the OSH Act. Target audiences include underserved, low-literacy, and workers in high-hazard industries.

Wage & Hour Division (WHD)
WHD - Efforts in response to Sandy have focused on three key areas: 1) outreach to workers, worker organizations, and employers; 2) coordination with federal, state, and local agencies, and organized labor; and 3) enforcement.  The activities undertaken by WHD help ensure that workers performing on federally assisted Sandy reconstruction projects receive wages and benefits to which they are entitled. Individuals requiring assistance regarding federal labor laws may contact WHD at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).

Department of Transportation Programs:

Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintains and operates the Nation’s airspace system and regulates its safety. Funds from FAA are supporting facilities and equipment repair to projects that were impacted by Sandy, including structural and power equipment damage.  

Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) promotes the development, operation, and management of an intermodal surface transportation system that is economically efficient, environmentally sound, provides a foundation for the Nation to compete in the global economy, and moves people and goods safely. Funds from FHWA are reimbursing impacted states for expenses associated with damage from Hurricane Sandy, including reconstructing or replacing damaged highways and bridges, creating temporary detours and replacing safety devices such as guardrails and overhead lighting.

Federal Railroad Administration
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is the principal Federal agency responsible for planning, researching, developing, and administering passenger and freight rail safety programs. FRA funding is repairing damage caused by Hurricane Sandy along Amtrak’s heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor.

The Radiation Portal Monitoring Program screens all cargo containers at the 22 US sea ports with the highest container traffic for radiation.

Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides grant funding to State, local, and Tribal governments, public and private transit operators, and other recipients to support public transit infrastructure and operations. FTA is supporting ongoing post-storm recovery work, in addition to resiliency projects to help ensure that transit assets – from trains and buses to stations and subway tunnels – are better able to withstand future disasters, such as major floods.

Environmental Protection Agency Programs:

Office of Water (OW); Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM) Environmental Programs and Management
This funding is supporting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff activities at the Office of Water (OW) and the Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM). The Office of Water (OW) restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and aquatic ecosystems and ensures that drinking water is safe. The Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM) helps direct the EPA contracts, grants, and the protection of EPA’s facilities.

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Hazardous Substance Superfund
EPA is providing funding for two Superfund sites: Raritan Bay Slag in Middlesex County, New Jersey and Horseshoe Road in Sayreville, New Jersey.

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund
The Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Fund oversee cleanups of petroleum releases, enforces cleanups, pays for cleanups at sites that require emergency action, and conducts inspections and other release prevention activities.

Office of Water (OW) State and Tribal Assistance Grants
The EPA is providing grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The funding announced today will help storm-damaged communities in both states as they continue to recover from the damage caused by the storm.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, wastewater and drinking water treatment systems in New York and New Jersey were so severely damaged that some could not provide safe drinking water or treat raw sewage. The funding announced today will give states the capacity to further reduce risks of flood damage and increase the resiliency of wastewater and drinking water facilities to withstand the effects of severe storms similar to Sandy.

General Services Administration Programs:

Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Fund
The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Buildings Fund works to deliver lasting progress toward modernizing the nation's infrastructure reducing the federal government's consumption of energy and water, increasing the use of clean and renewable sources of energy by converting federal buildings to high-performance green buildings and building new, energy-efficient federal buildings, courthouses and land ports of entry.

Department of Health and Human Services Programs:

Office of the Secretary Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund provides support for Department-wide response and recovery activities. Funds are currently supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery-related research, substance abuse and mental health programs, domestic violence prevention, and other critical activities across the Department.

Administration for Children and Families, Children and Family Services
Head Start providers impacted by Hurricane Sandy may apply for a total of $95 million in recovery aid to help renovate, repair and rebuild damaged Head Start centers. Funds can also be used to temporarily enhance Head Start program services to address the increased social, health and mental health needs of Head Start families impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Administration for Children and Families, Social Services Block Grant
Social services block grants may be used to address necessary expenses resulting from Hurricane Sandy, including social, health, and mental health services for individuals, and for repair, renovation and rebuilding of health care facilities (including mental health facilities), child care facilities, and other social services facilities.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The scale of recovery operations in affected states has included a significant number of individuals involved in cleanup and who require worker safety training to prevent injury and death. Funds will provide technical assistance and training for recovery workers in New York and New Jersey.

National Institutes of Health
Funds made available to the National Institutes of Health will be used to support the restoration of vital biomedical research and the reestablishment of scientific research capacity in the region. Funds are currently supporting recovery and restoration of research data, replacement of specialized scientific materials, equipment and instrumentation, and specialized animal resources. A portion of the funds also will support the rebuilding of damaged research facilities.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Programs:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Assistance
In response to disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the CDBG programs as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. Since CDBG Disaster Recovery assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD can help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources. Disaster Recovery grants often supplement disaster programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Legal Services Corporation Program:

Payment to the Legal Services Corporation
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funds will go towards the LSC Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant Program, which provides current LSC recipients in states significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy with the mobile resources, technology, and disaster pro bono volunteer coordinators necessary to provide storm-related legal services.

NASA Program:

Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration
NASA's Environmental Compliance and Restoration (ECR) Program cleans up chemicals released to the environment from past activities. ECR projects include both Restoration projects and Environmental Management Investment projects.

Small Business Administration Programs:

Office of Disaster Assistance, Disaster Loans Program
SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.  SBA approved more than $2.3 billion in disaster loans to 35,900 residents and businesses in states affected by Hurricane Sandy – making it the third largest natural disaster in U.S. history for the agency.

Office of Disaster Assistance, Disaster Loans Program (Salaries and Expenses)
SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private nonprofit organizations. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.  SBA approved more than $2.3 billion in disaster loans to 35,900 residents and businesses in states affected by Hurricane Sandy – making it the third largest natural disaster in U.S. history for the agency. These funds will help cover salaries and expenses for the Disaster Loans Program.

Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Competitive Grant Program
Under the authority of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, $19 million in grants were made available to SBA’s existing Resource Partner network, which consists of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) and National SCORE Association, to provide technical assistance related to disaster recovery, response, and long term resiliency to small businesses and entrepreneurs impacted by Hurricane Sandy in officially declared counties.

Smithsonian Institution Program:

Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (Salaries and Expenses)
The Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO) at the Smithsonian Institution builds, operates, and maintains the Institution's facilities and runs the small business program, which promotes the engagement of small businesses in Smithsonian projects.

Army Corps of Engineers Program:

Corps of Engineers Civil Investigations, Operations and Maintenance, Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Expenses, and Construction
Since Sandy struck, the Army Corps of Engineers has been at work, reopening over a hundred beaches, removing hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of debris, raising risk awareness, and promoting the resilient, forward-looking rebuilding of infrastructure, homes, and coastal areas.

Department of Agriculture Programs:

Emergency Watershed Protection Program(EWP)
Congress established the EWP to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters.  EWP has two distinct options for assisting landowners in affected areas:

  1. EWP-Recovery relieves imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences.  All EWP-Recovery projects undertaken must be sponsored by a legal subdivision of the State. This includes any city, county, general improvement district, conservation district or Native American Tribe or Tribal organization as defined in Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for administering the program. Through EWP, NRCS State Conservationists work with sponsors to develop cooperative agreements that allow NRCS to provide 75 percent cost share for implementing the emergency recovery measures.  The sponsor's 25 percent can be met by in-kind or cash contributions. 
  2. EWP-Floodplain Easements (EWP-FPE), is utilized to purchase floodplain easements in locations where traditional EWP-Recovery efforts would be ineffective.  Privately owned lands and local or state government owned lands could be eligible for enrollment in EWP-FPE.  The only enrollment option is permanent easements and, once an easement is purchased, is restored to its natural floodplain condition.  This restoration can include the demolition or relocation of residences or other structures to locations outside of the floodplain.  Any EWP-FPE project that requires the demolition or relocation of residential structures must have a project sponsor, such as division of state or local government or nongovernment organizations with a presence in the affected area.  The project sponsors are required to purchase the lots that remain after residential structures are removed, in fee title.

Emergency Forest Restoration Program(EFRP)
EFRP provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land in order to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster.  Program availability is subject to the availability of funding.

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
ECP provides funding for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by wind erosion, floods, hurricanes, or other natural disasters, and for carrying out emergency water conservation measures during periods of severe drought. The natural disaster must create new conservation problems, which, if not treated, would: impair or endanger the land; materially affect the productive capacity of the land; represent unusual damage which, except for wind erosion, is not the type likely to recur frequently in the same area; and be so costly to repair that Federal assistance is or will be required to return the land to productive agricultural use.  Program availability is subject to the availability of funding.

USDA Forest Service Capital Improvement and Maintenance (CMDF)
The CMDF funds provide construction and maintenance funding to address emergency infrastructure needs to restore roads, trails and facilities damaged by natural disaster.  The emergency supplemental funds provided due to Hurricane Sandy will provide an opportunity for the USDA Forest Service to remove hundreds of down trees, repair fencing, a generator and roofing at the Grey Towers National Historic Site (Pennsylvania); repair critical infrastructure damages on the White Mountain National Forest (New Hampshire); and repair critical infrastructure damages on the Monongahela National Forest (West Virginia).

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. Under TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes commodity foods available to State Distributing Agencies. The amount of food that each State receives is based on indicators of need, including poverty and unemployment levels.   States distribute USDA Foods to eligible recipient agencies, typically food banks.  These agencies distribute the food to emergency feeding organizations that directly serve household and individuals in need.  This program allows for distribution to those who need TEFAP foods most, particularly during economic recessions and disasters such as the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Department of Veterans Affairs Programs:

Veterans Health Administration, Medical Services
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides comprehensive health care to more than 8.3 million veterans each year. VHA funds will go towards providing medical services for veterans.

Veterans Health Administration, Medical Facilities
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides comprehensive health care to more than 8.3 million veterans each year. VHA funds will help support, maintain and repair medical facilities for veterans.

Departmental Administration, Construction and Major Projects
The Veterans Association (VA) works to serve and honor American veterans. Departmental Administration funds will go towards construction and major projects in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

National Cemetery Administration
The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) provides burial space for Veterans and their families, maintains national cemeteries, and memorializes veterans. NCA funds will go towards repairing national cemeteries damaged in Hurricane Sandy.

Departmental Administration, Information Technology Systems
The Veterans Association (VA) works to serve and honor American veterans. Departmental Administration help support the VA's information technology systems.