National Fire Academy Educational Program


To provide professional development experience for fire service authorities who have demonstrated significant leadership accomplishment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Anticipated six senior fire officials will be selected for the 19-day program which includes other State and local government leaders from across the country and focuses on exploring the interrelationships between citizens and government, analyzing policy options, and examining the ethical and professional responsibilities of leadership. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Executive Order Executive Order 12127 44FR 19367 3 CFR 1979 Comp P 376; U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56; The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Section 21, Public Law 93-498; Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This funding opportunity is restricted to Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. There is no cost sharing or match funding requirement associated with this opportunity.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible beneficiaries are fire service authorities of State and Local governments.
The individual will be required to provide documentation related to their roles and responsibilities. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. FEMA participates in the Administration’s e-government initiative. As part of that initiative, all applicants must file their application using the Federal electronic “storefront” portal Eligible applicants must apply through this portal, accessible on the Internet at Applications must include all forms and submissions as stipulated in the program announcement / guidance. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For comprehensive application / submission information, refer to program guidance.
Award Procedure
The application will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the DHS/FEMA/USFA/NFA based on the program criteria identified in the announcement / program guidance. Notification of award approval is made through the electronic Grants Management System (GMS).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selection.
How may assistance be used?
Uses: To fund fellowships for senior fire executives to attend and participate in the three-week “Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program” course that is held twice each year at the Kennedy School of Government-Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Restrictions: Use of grant funds must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award. Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other federal grants / cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. Federal employees may not receive funds under this award and are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133.
Refer to program guidance.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Announcement of award approval is made through the electronic Grants Management System (GMS). For complete information regarding length and time phasing of assistance, refer to program guidance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See Program Guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Headquarters Office: Department of Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, C/O 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: Phone: (1-800) 621-FEMA
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Training) FY 09 $22,400; FY 10 $22,400; FY 11 $22,400
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not Applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
National Fire Academy Course Catalog.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Anticipate tuition costs for two individuals for Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Kennedy School of Government. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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