Emergency Management Institute-Training Assistance
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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.
To defray travel and per diem expenses of State, local and tribal emergency management personnel who attend training courses conducted by the Emergency Management Institute, at the Emmitsburg, Maryland facility; Bluemont, Virginia facility; Nobel Training Center in Anniston, Alabama; and selected off-site locations. Its purpose is to improve emergency management practices among State, local and tribal 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.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specified Use.
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.
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.
Individuals must first be accepted/approved by EMI, 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.
Application and Award Process
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.
Application is made to the Educational and Academic Support Branch 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.
The completed agreement will be processed immediately. If reimbursement is to be made, a U.S. Department of Treasury payment schedule is prepared and a reimbursement check is issued directly to the beneficiary within 60 days.
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
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
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.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Direct assistance student stipends) FY 07 $1,296,853; FY 08 est $1,300,000; and FY 09 est $1,300,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
In the prior fiscal year, 14,565 students attended courses, and 3,068 of those students received a stipend by the Emergency Management Institute Resident Program. Approximately the same level of activity is estimated for the current fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog.
Regional or Local Office
See Catalog Appendix IV for FEMA Regional Offices.
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 245 Murray Lane, Building 410, Washington, DC 20528.
Web Site Address
97.027, Emergency Management Institute (EMI)-INDEPENDENT Study Program
97.028, Emergency Management Institute (EMI)-Resident Educational Program
Examples of Funded Projects
Students are provided an opportunity to attend courses at the Emergency Management Institute resident facility, Bluemont facility, Anniston facility, and selected off site locations. Cost to the individual or the organization represented include meals, travel to point of major embarkment and return, personnel replacement costs, and related expenses.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selection.