Our reduction letter for radios
The program office has indicated if you are awarded, we will fund the mobile radios at $4,000 for $120,000 instead of the $165,750 shown in your award application. The total project cost would be reduced from $1,282,025 to $1,236,275. The federal share would be reduced from $1,000,000 to $989,020. Your applicant match would be reduced from $282,025 to $247,255.
Also. Please provide me with the amount of the other federal grant you received in 2006 – a Search-Cam 2000 Victim Locating System. (This was a CEDAP award and the gentleman I talked with had no idea what CEDAP was or how it worked).
Should you be awarded this grant, you will need to have an audit conducted of all your federal funds received because you will have exceeded the $500,000 thresh hold. In a regional grant you still are the responsible party for all activity, records and equipment provided by the grant. You would be required to hire an audit firm that would conduct this audit under the provisions of the Single Audit Act and according OMB Circular A-133. Please assure us in your response to this email that you are aware of this provision and you do plan for such an audit if you should receive this grant.
We received a call from the FEMA specialist on 10/13. Our cascade/compressor system was reduced to $35000, we had requested $43000.00. The Scott 45min packs with HUD, Buddy Breathing system, mask and spare bottle was reduced to $5000 for each pack.
Not complaining about the reducution though.