Individuals are provided an opportunity to attend courses at the Emergency Management Institute resident facility.
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, 14,565 individuals participated in the EMI resident program. The same level of participation is anticipated for the current and future fiscal year(s).
Uses and Use Restrictions
Courses are not open to the general public.
The primary audience is State, local and tribal government officials.
Acceptance into specific courses is based on a need to know the information and how it will be used for the benefit of the community.
Individuals assigned to an emergency management position in State, local, or tribal government are eligible.
Restrictions apply, however; refer to program guidance document or contact administering program office for additional information.
Applicants may be asked to verify their emergency management responsibilities.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to acceptance into the course.
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.
May be made to the Superintendent of the Emergency Management Institute.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
There may be an evaluation following completion of most courses to determine the application of the information and the benefit derived by the community.
(Direct Program Expenditure) FY 07 $2,974,439; FY 08 est $3,270,800; and FY 09 est $3,500,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog.
Regional or Local Office
See EMI Catalog for listing of FEMA Regional Offices.
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 245 Murray Lane, Bldg 410, Washington, DC 20523.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Refer to the program guidance for information on selection criteria.
Bina Sitaram, a 40-year old former senior garment technician in the fashion industry, has created a social enterprise that affords young students lessons in healthy living by holding gardening, cooking and arts and crafts sessions.