Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Program


The program currently consists of over 195 Emergency Management courses available to state, local, territorial, tribal governments, federal and voluntary organizations to strengthen the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the risk to the Nation

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 2,000,000 course completions in the ISP.
Fiscal Year 2018 2,000,000 course completions in the ISP.
Fiscal Year 2016 Anticipate 2,000,000 course completions in the ISP. A total of 2,069,773 people completed EMI’s independent study courses in FY 16.
National Security Act of 1947, 50 U.S.C. 401 et seq
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq
Defense Production Act of 1950 as amended, 50 U.S.C. 2061
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Unlimited Application. Anyone/general public - Any person(s), without regard to specified eligibility criteria.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/General Public.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Course electronic enrollment is processed via the internet at http://training.fema.gov/IS.
Award Procedure
Independent study courses furnished directly to applicants via online access.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The ISP provides online training free of charge to the public, Federal, State local, tribal, and territorial government personnel, and non-government and voluntary organizations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Training courses under the ISP are available online 365 days a year, 24 hours. Training is provided free of charge. Training courses under the ISP are available online 365 days a year, 24 hours. Training is provided free of charge.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See EMI Catalog for listing of FEMA Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Protection and National Preparedness, National Preparedness Directorate, National Training and Education Division, Emergency Management Institute
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 US
Phone: (301) 447-1057
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 18$585,926.00; FY 19 est $693,138.00; FY 20 est $685,795.00; FY 17$753,235.00; FY 16$753,235.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog or Independent Study Program Brochure found on the web at http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp.


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