State Fire Training Systems Grants

 

The National Fire Academy (NFA) promotes the professional development of the fire and the emergency response community and its allied professionals. NFA supports State and local training organizations to fulfill their obligation to the career and volunteer fire and emergency services. NFA also develops, delivers, and manages educational and training programs having a national focus that are outside State and local training missions or that exceed State and local capabilities because of cost or audience. The programs are designed to support PPD-8 through training programs which support State and local response agencies to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, and respond to local, regional, and national emergencies. NFA training helps to strengthen the State?s abilities to meet individual training mandates and bridge the gaps in their training programs with delivery of NFA courses and programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.043
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Anticipated to deliver National Fire Academy 2/6 day off campus courses, State sponsored courses, Enfranchisement Program courses, and the Chief Officer training curriculum in State and local areas of the Nation to an estimated 45,000 students. Delivered National Fire Academy 2/6 day off campus courses, State sponsored courses, Enfranchisement Program courses, and the Chief Officer training curriculum in State and local areas of the Nation to an 33,977 students.
Fiscal Year 2017 Anticipated to deliver National Fire Academy 2/6 day off campus courses, State sponsored courses, Enfranchisement Program courses, and the Chief Officer training curriculum in State and local areas of the Nation to an estimated 35,000 students.
Fiscal Year 2018 During FY 18, the State Fire Training Grants provided $940,000 to 47 states to deliver 2,071 National Fire Academy 2/6 day off campus courses, State sponsored courses, Enfranchisement Program courses, and the Chief Officer training curriculum in State and local areas of the Nation to over 32,000 students. Through FY 2019, Quarter 2, the State Fire Training Grants funded 623 offerings to over 10,442 students.
Authorization
Section 7(f) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. No. 93-498), as amended, (15 U.S.C. ยง2206(f)), 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
Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Title 21, Public Law 93-498
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Representatives from the 50 State Fire Training Systems.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Specialized Group; fire and emergency response personnel.
Credentials/Documentation
Credentials: Applicants must provide a work plan that includes a narrative project description along with the proposed costs for the project. (Allowable costs are determined by reference to OMB Circular No. A-87). The work plan will be used as a guide by the program office to approve / disapprove payment requests, therefore, the plan must be specific and must align with the amount of funding requested / received for the project description. Documentation: All beneficiaries / students must submit the standard FEMA Form 75-5 (long form) to the State or sponsoring host organization prior to the start of the class. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E- Cost Principles applies to this program.
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. 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 Grants.gov. Eligible applicants must apply through this portal, accessible on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov. Only applications made through www.grants.gov will be accepted. The on-line application requires (among other documentation), the Standard Forms 424, Project Narrative, and Budget. For complete information on all required forms, attachments, submission instructions / requirements, deadlines, and other procedural information, refer to program guidance.
Award Procedure
The application will be reviewed and recommended for funding by the DHS/FEMA/USFA/NFA Project Officer based on the program criteria identified in the announcement / guidance. Notification of award is made through the electronic Non Disaster Grant System (NDGrants). Once an award has been approved, a notice is sent to the authorized grantee official. Awards are subject to certain administrative, national policy, and cost principle requirements delineated in both 2 CFR and 44 CFR. For complete information on the award procedure, and CFR (and other) requirements, refer to program guidance.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to program guidance.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds are to be used within each State to deliver NFA training courses/programs and for marketing, administrative costs, and electronic feedback of student data. Each State Fire Training System (State) will receive a total of $20,000 with $15,000 earmarked for delivery of NFA training programs and $5,000 for marketing, administrative costs, and electronic feedback of student data. DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the grant, and 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, or for lobbying or intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. In addition, federal funds may not be used to sue the federal government or any other government entity. Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program. Federal employees may not receive funds under this award. States must use funds for the purpose of delivering NFA-developed courses. Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and such costs must be reflected in the award agreement. See program guidance for information on eligibility. Applicant eligibility is restricted to the 50 State Fire Training Systems.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Refer to program guidance.
Auditing
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
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
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
Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
FEMA regional offices.
Headquarters Office
Diane Close, Project Officer
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 US
Diane.Close@fema.dhs.gov
Phone: (301) 447-1376
Website Address
http://www.usfa.fema.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0564-0-1-800
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$960,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$960,000.00; FY 16$960,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 State Fire Training Grants allow states to deliver training in the following curriculum areas: Fire Prevention; Training Program Management; Leadership and Executive Development; Emergency Medical Services; Fire Investigation; Hazardous Materials; Incident Management; Planning/Information Management; and Responder Health/Safety.

 



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