Emergency Management Institute_Training Assistance

To defray travel and per diem expenses of State, local and tribal emergency management personnel who attend training courses conducted by the Emergency Management Institute, at the Emmitsburg, Maryland facility; Bluemont, Virginia facility; Nobel Training Center in Anniston, Alabama; and selected off-site
locations.

Its purpose is to improve emergency management practices among State, local and tribal government managers, in response to emergencies and disasters.

Programs embody the Comprehensive Emergency Management System by unifying the elements of management common to all emergencies: planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Students are provided an opportunity to attend courses at the Emergency Management Institute resident facility, Bluemont facility, Anniston facility, and selected off site locations.

Cost to the individual or the organization represented include meals, travel to point of major embarkment and return, personnel replacement costs, and related expenses.


Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Catalog Appendix IV for FEMA Regional Offices.
Website Address

www.training.fema.gov



Program Accomplishments

In the prior fiscal year, 14,565 students attended courses, and 3,068 of those students received a stipend by the Emergency Management Institute Resident Program. Approximately the same level of activity is estimated for the current fiscal year.

Uses and Use Restrictions

State (includes territories), local, and tribal emergency management officials, who have been accepted for emergency management training by the Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Reimbursement may be made for a portion of student's travel, but attendees are required to pay for meals.

Refer to program guidance document or contact administering program office for additional information.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals who are assigned to an emergency management position in State, local or tribal government are eligible.

Some restrictions apply, refer to program guidance document or contact administering program office for additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Specialized Group.

Credentials/Documentation

Individuals must first be accepted/approved by EMI, to attend the training course. Student Stipend Agreement (FEMA 75-3) accompanied by required supporting documentation. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applications for admission to training course, are processed/coordinated through county, State, tribal, and regional emergency management entities.

This program is excluded from coverage under 44 CFR Part 13 and E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Application is made to the Educational and Academic Support Branch at the National Emergency Training Center using the Student Stipend Agreement after acceptance into the course. The Student Stipend Agreement must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

The completed agreement will be processed immediately. If reimbursement is to be made, a U.S. Department of Treasury payment schedule is prepared and a reimbursement check is issued directly to the beneficiary within 60 days.

Deadlines

Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.

Authorization

Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.; National Security Act of 1947, 50 U.S.C. 401 et seq.; Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, 50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.; Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

May be made to the Superintendent of the Emergency Management Institute.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Refer to program guidance document or contact administering program office for additional information. Certain match requirements (payment of meals by attendees) apply to all participants.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0711-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Direct assistance student stipends) FY 07 $1,296,853; FY 08 est $1,300,000; and FY 09 est $1,300,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Catalog Appendix IV for FEMA Regional Offices.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 245 Murray Lane, Building 410, Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selection.



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