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The application deadline for the Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) is February 1, 2017. Application packages should be submitted to the appropriate FEMA Regional Office no later than this date.

How to Apply for Consideration/Selection Process for an IEMC

  • Step 1.  The chief official of the jurisdiction submits a letter of request, nomination package (see requirements below) and supporting documentation, to the respective State Office of Emergency Management.
  • Step 2.  The State Office of Emergency Management will review the package and attach a letter with the appropriate endorsements. This letter should explain how this request will meet state emergency management objectives, include complete contact information, and any additional comments supporting the justification of this nomination package.
  • Step 3.  The State’s endorsement letter and the jurisdiction’s application package are forwarded to the appropriate FEMA Regional Office by February 1, 2017. The FEMA Regional Office will review the application package, then the Regional Training Manager, Exercise Officer, or Federal Preparedness Coordinator will attach a letter with the appropriate endorsements. This letter will include the nomination’s priority rank, rationale for ranking, and any additional relevant comments
  • Deadline.  Applications must be received by the Integrated Emergency Management Branch, from the FEMA Regional Offices, no later than February 15, 2017. FEMA Regional Offices should submit applications via email to A copy of the application can be mailed to:
    IEMC Application,
    C/O IEMB F-116,
    16825 S. Seton Avenue
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727
  • Application Review Process. Between February 15, 2017 and March 15, 2017, EMI staff will evaluate all submitted applications. By April 30, 2017, notifications of selection or non-selection will be sent to all applicant jurisdictions. FEMA Regional Offices and State Emergency Management Offices will be informed of the selections. Applicants not selected but desiring reconsideration for the upcoming fiscal year must reapply.

    If you have any questions concerning the IEMC Application process, please contact the Integrated Emergency Management Staff at: 301-447-1381 or via email at

Nomination Packages for Community-Specific IEMCs must include the following information:

  • Section 1. General Information about the applying community.
    • Community Name;
    • Sponsoring Region/Agency;
    • Has an IEMC ever been conducted for this community? If yes, when and what hazard was exercised?
    • Name, Title, Email and Phone for Primary Point of Contact;
    • Name, Title, Email and Phone for Secondary Point of Contact;
    • Will this IEMC be included in your department or jurisdictional Training and Exercise Plan?
    • Does the course/exercise support your jurisdictional Threats and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment?
    • Is this community scheduled to host a National Special Security Event (NSSE) within the next two years?
    • Is this community scheduled to participate in a National Level Exercise within the next two years?
    • Description of the community’s demographics and critical infrastructure;
    • Summary of the community’s disaster history including impact of each disaster;
    • Summary of community accomplishments in its emergency management capabilities;
    • Summary of community’s major strengths and areas for improvement; and,
    • Explanation why community desires an IEMC.
  • Section 2. Exercise/Course Specifics.
    • Core Capabilities – list three to seven core capabilities to exercise during the IEMC;
    • Threats and Hazards – list threats or hazards to address during this exercise;
    • Exercise Objectives - provide draft objectives for the exercise which are supported by the Core Capabilities;
    • Hazard Scenario – provide a synopsis of an exercise scenario that would support the objectives;
    • Hazard Impacts – describe the impact of the scenario hazard on the community; and,
    • Plans, Policies, Procedures, and Corrective Actions – list all plans, policies, procedures, and corrective actions that will be exercised by the IEMC.
  • Section 3. Community Evaluation Agreement – Please include the following statement:

    “If this application is selected for a community specific IEMC in FY2018, the requesting community agrees to follow and apply all relevant evaluation and assessment guidance (EEGs, Lessons Learned), and to follow the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) format. The community is responsible for the development of a formal After Action Report and improvement plan. A copy of the evaluation data collected, the After Action Report, and Improvement Report will be provided by the community to the FEMA/EMI/IEM Branch within eight months of course completion.”
  • Section 4. Supporting documentation. This documentation may include:
    • Description of the governmental structure (include an organizational chart if possible);
    • Emergency management training and exercise history;
    • Applicable information from the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment;
    • Applicable information from the State Preparedness Report; and,
    • Additional relevant documents justifying the nomination package.
  • Section 5. Letter of Request from the Community Senior Elected and/or Appointed Official
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