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Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for further assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

IS-634: Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

*Notice: This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 2, 2015. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

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Course Overview

This course will familiarize students with the Public Assistance Program and the process applicants follow to receive grant funding assistance in the aftermath of a disaster. The topics addressed in this course include:

  • The foundation of the PA Program.
  • The steps in the PA Process.
  • PA Program Eligibility.
  • Project Formulation and Documentation.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Public Assistance Program.
  • Identify the functional steps in the Public Assistance process.
  • Understand the documentation requirements for the Public Assistance Program.

Primary Audience

Personnel at the State, tribal, and local levels who may be responsible for managing the Public Assistance grant application process and/or project management.





Course Length:

4 hours
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