Summary: H.R.3980 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 111-271 (10/12/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on September 16, 2010. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to submit to the appropriate congressional committees not later than 90 days after this Act's enactment a report that includes: (1) an assessment of redundant reporting requirements imposed by the Administrator on state, local, and tribal governments in connection with the awarding of covered grants; (2) a plan for eliminating any redundant and unnecessary reporting requirements identified; and (3) a plan for promptly developing a set of quantifiable performance measures and metrics to assess the effectiveness of the programs under which the grants are awarded. Defines "covered grants" as homeland security preparedness grants awarded under the Urban Area Security Initiative and the State Homeland Security Grant Program and other grants specified by the Administrator.

Requires the Administrator to submit to such committees within one year after such report is required and every two years thereafter a grants management report that includes: (1) the status of efforts to eliminate such redundant and unnecessary reporting requirements; (2) the status of efforts to develop quantifiable performance measures and metrics; and (3) a performance assessment of each covered grant program.

Directs the Administrator to: (1) enter into a contract for the National Academy of Public Administration to assist the Administrator in studying, developing, and implementing performance measures and metrics to assess the effectiveness of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants and the programs under which covered grants are awarded; and (2) report on the study's findings and recommendations within one year after such contract is awarded.

Authorizes appropriations.