National Fire Academy Training Assistance
To provide travel stipends to first responders and emergency managers attending National Fire Academy (NFA) 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
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use; Z - Salaries and Expenses
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. NFA trained 103,257 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day on- and off-campus courses, State-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day courses, and NFAOnline distance learning courses. Of those students, NFA reimbursed 3,651 students, who attended resident training, through the Student Stipend Reimbursement Program.Fiscal Year 2017
During FY 17 NFA trained over 100,000 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day on- and off-campus courses, State-sponsored 2-, 6-, 10-day courses, and NFA Online distance learning courses.Fiscal Year 2018
NFA trained 101,943 fire and emergency services personnel through NFA-sponsored 2-, 6-, and 10-day on- and off-campus courses, State-sponsored 2-, 6-, 10-day courses, and NFA Online distance learning courses. Financial assistance/stipends were paid to 3,533 students attending 294 resident 6- and 10-day course offerings at the NETC campus. Through the end of FY 2019, Quarter 2, NFA has paid stipends in the amount of $782,215 to 1,695 students.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, 12127, 44FR 19367, 3CFR, 1979 Comp P 376
Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Section 7, Public Law 93-498, 15 U.S.C. 2206(f))
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296
U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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 NFA may apply for stipend reimbursement. Federal or private industry employees or foreign students may be accepted into NFA courses but are not eligible for stipend reimbursement.
Student or sponsoring organization.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/about/training_costs.html or NETC Welcome Package (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/netc_welcome_package.pdf).
May be made to the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, or his designee.
How are proposals selected?
https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/about/training_costs.html or in the NETC Welcome Package (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/netc_welcome_package.pdf).
How may assistance be used?
Civil Defense/Disaster Prevention and Relief/Emergency Preparedness
NFA 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; for NFA-sponsored on-campus program courses at the NFA. For NFA-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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
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
See Program Guidance https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/about/training_costs.html or in the NETC Welcome Package (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/netc_welcome_package.pdf). See Program Guidance
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA
500 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20472 US
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$1,775,000.00; FY 19 est $1,775,000.00; FY 20 est $1,737,000.00; FY 17$1,775,000.00; FY 16$1,640,758.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to Program Guidance. Guidance can be found in the NETC Welcome Package (https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/netc_welcome_package.pdf).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
National Fire Academy Course Catalog, course schedules found at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/