Emergency Management Institute Training Assistance

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

Its purpose is to improve emergency management practices among State, local, tribal, and Territorial 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.

EMI training is conducted in an effort to strengthen the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.

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 Regional Agency Offices.

See Catalog Appendix IV for FEMA Regional Offices.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, 31,140 students completed EMI resident and off-site courses. Of those students, 2,879 student received stipends. Fiscal Year 2017: Anticipate the number of students will be approximately the same and approximately the same number of stipends will be paid. Fiscal Year 2018: Anticipate the number of students will be approximately the same and approximately the same number of stipends will be paid.

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 and NETC Admissions, 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. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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.

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 Admissions Office, Management Operations and Support Services Division 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 funds are reimbursed via direct deposit into the individual?s bank account within 60 days.

Deadlines

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

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; 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

This program has no statutory formula. 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. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance document. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Refer to program guidance document.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Not Applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-0711-0-1-999.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 $1,527,227; FY 17 est $1,700,000; and FY 18 est $2,778,684

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance document.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Catalog Appendix IV for FEMA Regional Offices.

Headquarters Office

Protection and National Preparedness, National Preparedness Directorate, National Training and Education Division, Emergency Management Institute, FEMA 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727 Phone: (301) 447-1286

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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



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