Emergency Management Institute (EMI)_Resident Educational Program

To improve emergency management practices among State, local and tribal government managers, and Federal officials as well, 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

Individuals are provided an opportunity to attend courses at the Emergency Management Institute resident facility.

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 EMI Catalog for listing of FEMA Regional Offices.
Website Address


Program Accomplishments

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General Public.


Applicants may be asked to verify their emergency management responsibilities.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

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.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

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.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(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

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See EMI Catalog for listing of FEMA Regional Offices.

Headquarters Office

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.

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