National Fire Academy Training Assistance

To provide travel stipends to first responders and emergency managers attending Academy courses.

NFA curricula and programs are designed to support PPD-8 through training programs which support State and local response agencies to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, and respond, and recover from man-made
and natural disasters at local, regional, and national levels.

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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Multiple Recipients $ 138,600   
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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: NFA trained 103,257 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day on- and off-campus courses, State-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses. Of those students, NFA reimbursed 3,651 students, who attended resident training, through the Student Stipend Reimbursement Program. Fiscal Year 2017: It is anticipated that NFA will train an estimated 100,000 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day on- and off-campus courses, State-sponsored 2-, 6-, 10-day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses. Fiscal Year 2018: It is anticipated that NFA will train an estimated 100,000 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day on- and off-campus courses, State-sponsored 2-, 6-, 10-day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses.

Uses and Use Restrictions

National Fire Academy training assists first responders and emergency managers in building and improving capabilities necessary to prepare, prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from man-made and natural disasters.

Presently, the program covers reimbursement for the cost of a 21-day pre-purchase, nonrefundable ticket for round-trip transportation by common carrier, or privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement not to exceed the cost of the airline ticket and when appropriate baggage cost for one bag; for National Fire Academy Sponsored on-campus program courses at the National Fire Academy.

For National Fire Academy Sponsored on-campus courses, students are required to pay the cost of meals daily.

Reimbursements are not made to Federal employees who are attending on behalf of their employer, employees from private industry, or foreign students.

See Program Guidance.

See Program Guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any student who is a member of a fire department or has significant responsibility for fire prevention and control and has been accepted into an eligible course at the National Fire Academy may apply for stipend reimbursement.

Federal or private industry employees or foreign students may be accepted into National Fire Academy courses but are not eligible for stipend reimbursement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Student or sponsoring organization.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application is made to the National Emergency Training Center Admission's Office using the Student Stipend Agreement (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and Student Stipend Agreement (Amendment) (FEMA Form 119-25-2) after acceptance into the course. The Student Stipend Agreement must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation. The completed agreement package will be processed immediately.

Award Procedures

The completed agreement package will be processed immediately. A U.S. Department of the Treasury payment schedule will be prepared and a reimbursement check issued directly to the beneficiary.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Executive Order 12127, 44FR 19367, 3CFR, 1979 Comp P 376; Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Section 7, Public Law 93-498, 15 U.S.C 2206(f)); Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296; U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

May be made to the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, or his designee.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See Program Guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0564-0-1-800.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $1,640,758; FY 17 est $1,775,000; and FY 18 est $1,775,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to Program Guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

National Fire Academy Course Catalog, course schedules.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: NETC-Admissions@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 238-3828

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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