Step 1. The chief official of the jurisdiction submits a letter of request and the application addressing the specific jurisdictional characteristics and disaster data criteria, to the respective State Office of Emergency Management.
Step 2. If the State Office of Emergency Management supports the request, it will attach a letter of endorsement outlining how acceptance of this request will meet State emergency management objectives.
Step 3. The State’s endorsement letter and the jurisdiction’s application package is forwarded to the appropriate FEMA Regional Office. If the FEMA Regional Office supports the application, it will include and endorsement for each community it recommends. Each FEMA Regional Offices will prioritize and forward the appropriate application packages to the Emergency Management Institute.
Deadline. Applications must be received at EMI from the FEMA Regional Offices no later than January 15 each year. Between January 15 and February 15, EMI staff will evaluate the applications. By March 31, the jurisdictions selected to receive a IEMC in the upcoming fiscal year will be notified. Those jurisdictions not selected will also be notified. In addition, FEMA Regional Offices and State Emergency Management Offices will be notified of the selections. Communities that are not selected but would like to be considered for the next year must re-apply. Applications are not automatically reconsidered in the next year.
Applications for Community-Specific IEMC must include the following information: