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Emergency Management Institute (EMI)_Independent Study Program

Number: 97.027
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
97.027 Emergency Management Institute (EMI)_Independent Study Program
Federal Agency (030):
Department of Homeland Security
Authorization (040):
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended, 42 U.S.C 7701 et seq; Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C 5121 et seq; Defense Production Act of 1950 as amended, 50 U.S.C 2061; National Security Act of 1947, 50 U.S.C 401 et seq.
Objectives (050):
The program currently consists of over 160 courses available to participants, with the objective of enhancing public and selected audience knowledge of emergency management practices among officials of Federal, State, local and tribal governments and voluntary organizations to strengthen the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.
Types of Assistance (060):
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
The ISP provides online training free of charge to the public, Federal, State local, tribal, and territorial government personnel, and non-government and voluntary organziations.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
Unlimited Application. Anyone/general public - Any person(s), without regard to specified eligibility criteria.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Anyone/General Public.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Course electronic enrollment is processed via the internet at
Award Procedure (093):
Independent study courses furnished directly to applicants via online access.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Not Applicable.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Training courses under the ISP are available online 365 days a year, 24 hours. Training is provided free of charge. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Training courses under the ISP are available online 365 days a year, 24 hours. Training is provided free of charge.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
No reports are required.
Audits (112):
No audits are required for this program.
Records (113):
Not applicable.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Salaries) FY 12 $666,000; FY 13 est $1,802,000; and FY 14 est $1,993,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
Not Applicable.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: 2,200,000 course completions in the ISP. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Emergency Management Institute Course Catalog or Independent Study Program Brochure found on the web at
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. See EMI Catalog for listing of FEMA Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office (152):
National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727 Phone: (301) 447-1200
Website Address (153):
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Not Applicable.