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Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery N0335

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in emergency management, fire science, public safety administration, or finance.

The purpose of this six-day course is to help students increase the administrative alignment of their organizations, people, processes and documentation to meet Federal standards for Public Assistance recovery. The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program. The objective of the program is to provide assistance to States, Local Governments, Indian Tribal Governments, U.S. Territories and certain Private Nonprofit (PNP) organizations to alleviate suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.

Course topics include:

  • The Stafford Act.
  • National Incident Management System documentation, policies and procedures related to FEMA’s Public Assistant Grant Program.
  • FEMA’s expectations for Public Assistance reimbursement of labor and equipment, materials, rented equipment, and contract costs post-disaster/emergency.

The course methodologies include activities/discussions, disaster/emergency case study analysis, and individual/group projects.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Representatives from States, Local Governments, Indian Tribal Governments, U.S. Territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.) and certain PNP organizations who are or may be involved in any part of response and recovery efforts through the Public Assistance processes for their agency and community.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements