National Fire Academy Training Assistance

 

To provide travel stipends to first responders and emergency managers attending Academy courses. NFA curricula and programs are designed to support PPD-8 through training programs which support State and local response agencies to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, and respond, and recover from man-made and natural disasters at local, regional, and national levels.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.018
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The National Fire Academy trained 84,226 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA Sponsored 2/6/10 day on- and off-courses, State sponsored 2/6/10 day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses. Fiscal Year 2015: It is anticipated that the National Fire Academy will train an estimated 100,000 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA Sponsored 2/6/10 day on- and off-courses, State sponsored 2/6/10 day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses. Fiscal Year 2016: It is anticipated that the National Fire Academy will train an estimated 100,000 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA Sponsored 2/6/10 day on- and off-courses, State sponsored 2/6/10 day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses.
Authorization
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296; Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Section 7, Public Law 93-498, 15 U.S.C 2206(f)); Federal Emergency Management Agency, Executive Order 12127, 44FR 19367, 3CFR, 1979 Comp P 376; U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any student who is a member of a fire department or has significant responsibility for fire prevention and control and has been accepted into an eligible course at the National Fire Academy may apply for stipend reimbursement. Federal or private industry employees or foreign students may be accepted into National Fire Academy courses but are not eligible for stipend reimbursement.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Student or sponsoring organization.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. 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 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application is made to the National Emergency Training Center Admission's Office using the Student Stipend Agreement (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and Student Stipend Agreement (Amendment) (FEMA Form 119-25-2) after acceptance into the course. The Student Stipend Agreement must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation. The completed agreement package will be processed immediately.
Award Procedure
The completed agreement package will be processed immediately. A U.S. Department of the Treasury payment schedule will be prepared and a reimbursement check issued directly to the beneficiary.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Appeals
May be made to the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, or his designee.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selection.
How may assistance be used?
National Fire Academy training assists first responders and emergency managers in building and improving capabilities necessary to prepare, prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from man-made and natural disasters. Presently, the program covers reimbursement for the cost of a 21-day pre-purchase, nonrefundable ticket for round-trip transportation by common carrier, or privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement not to exceed the cost of the airline ticket and when appropriate baggage cost for one bag; for National Fire Academy Sponsored on-campus program courses at the National Fire Academy. For National Fire Academy Sponsored on-campus courses, students are required to pay the cost of meals daily. Reimbursements are not made to Federal employees who are attending on behalf of their employer, employees from private industry, or foreign students. See Program Guidance. See Program Guidance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No reports are required.
Auditing
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records
None.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. 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
None.
Headquarters Office
Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Fire Administration 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: NETC-Admissions@dhs.gov Phone: (1-800) 238-3828
Website Address
http://www.usfa.fema.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0564-0-1-800.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $1,522,013; FY 15 est $1,625,000; and FY 16 est $1,775,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to Program Guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
National Fire Academy Course Catalog, course schedules.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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