Individuals are provided an opportunity to learn more about a broad base of basic emergency management principles.
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.
In the preceding fiscal year there were 3,718,547 individuals completing independent study courses. Approximately 4,000,000 independent study course completions are anticipated by the end of the current fiscal year.
Uses and Use Restrictions
State, local, Federally-recognized Tribal Government, U.
Territory or possession; specialized group and general public.
Refer to program guidance document or contact administering program office for course-specific eligibility requirements.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Course enrollment may be obtained by writing to the FEMA Independent Study Program, Administrative Office, Emergency Management Institute, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727 or electronic enrollment may be processed via the internet at http://training.fema.gov/IS.
Independent study courses furnished directly to applicants meeting course-specific requirements.
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
An annual appropriation is anticipated for this program.
Post Assistance Requirements
(Training) FY 07 $870,110; FY 08 $881,000; and FY 09 est $1,100,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog or Independent Study Program Brochure (L173).
Regional or Local Office
See EMI Catalog for listing of FEMA Regional Offices.
Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Lane SW, Bldg 410, Washington DC, 20528.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
A recruiting trends report by Michigan State University’s (MSU) Collegiate Employment Research Institute discovers that the financial services sector is decreasing the hiring rate for Bachelor’s degrees from “double-digit expansion”.