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Grants Management Technical Assistance Resources

FEMA's Grants Management Technical Assistance (GMTA) Program administers this resource center for state, tribal, territorial, and local governments receiving Federal financial assistance. Explore the different stages of the grants lifecycle below, as well as the resources associated with each. Check back often, as we'll be updating this site on a regular basis.

General Resources:

  • Grants.gov - The central resource for Federal grants management, including new funding opportunity announcements, application guidance, and required forms
  • FEMA.gov - Official site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with guidance and information on grant programs
  • 2 CFR 200 - Federal regulations pertaining to grant administration

COVID-19 Resources

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had previously issued memoranda (OMB Memo M-20-11; OMB Memo M-20-17; OMB Memo M-20-20) allowing flexibilities for certain administrative, financial, and audit requirements in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The flexibilities offered by these memoranda were meant to provide short-term relief of certain requirements of 2 C.F.R. Part 200.

On June 18, 2020, the OMB issued Memorandum M-20-26, which announced expiration dates, rescinded prior memoranda, or extended certain provisions contained in M-20-11, M-20-17, and M-20-20. Please review the text of M-20-26 and work with your FEMA program contact to determine how this updated guidance applies to your award:

Pre-Award

Guidance and resources on setting up grant programs

    Topics:

  • Grant Program Foundations
  • Policy and Procedures
  • And more!

Guidelines for recipient eligibility and application requirements.

    Topics:

  • Application Requirements
  • Grants Management Budgeting
  • And more!

Award

Information and resources on grant award determinations and obligations.

    Topics:

  • Award Resources
  • Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP)
  • And more!

Post-Award

Guidance on how recipients can manage their grant award.

    Topics:

  • Procurement
  • Reporting
  • Monitoring
  • FEMA Financial Systems Demos
  • And more!

Information and resources on performance evaluations and the grant closeout process.

    Topics:

  • Evaluation/Audits
  • Property and Equipment Disposition
  • Final Reports and Record Retention
  • And more!