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Administration of Public Assistance for Community Recovery R0335

Training Specialist

Daniel Newland

Delivery type

6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in emergency management.

The purpose of this 6-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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 Assistance 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.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter: PDF 126KB
Syllabus: PDF 6269KB

Officials from local, county, regional, state, tribal, or US territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.) who are or could be the public assistance agent representatives for their community.

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Department head signature on application attests that the applicant has completed this required training.