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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Fiscal Year 2016
Anticipate the number of students will be approximately the same and approximately the same number of stipends will be paid. 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 2019
EMI delivered over 380 courses in FY19.
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
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
State, Local Specialized Group.
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. Verification of State, local territorial and tribal emergency management personnel to receive stipends.This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under Executive. Order. 12372. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
May be made to the Superintendent of the Emergency Management Institute.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selection.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 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.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
2-6 days for each emergency management course Refer to program guidance document.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Catalog Appendix IV for FEMA Regional Offices.
Protection and National Preparedness, National Preparedness Directorate, National Training and Education Division, Emergency Management Institute, FEMA
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 US
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$1,225,443.00; FY 19 est $1,263,317.00; FY 20 est $1,379,200.00; FY 17$1,646,952.00; FY 16$1,527,227.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average stipend cost of $514 per student day
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog.