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Process to Join the Cooperating Technical Partner Program

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To become a Cooperating Technical Partner, contact your FEMA Regional Office and express interest in the program.

Ready to Become a Cooperating Technical Partner?

Required Training

As stated in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, Cooperating Technical Partner (CTPs) must take a training before signing a partnership agreement. Visit CTP Program Training to register and take the 101 eLearning course.

Partnership Agreements

A signed Partnership Agreement formalizes the partnership between the FEMA region and a CTP partner.

A signed agreement indicates that a partner and FEMA may collaborate on activities. It does not obligate any party to any work or funding.

An active partnership agreement is needed to participate in CTP Program Training and apply for cooperative agreements. Reach out to your FEMA Regional CTP Coordinator to establish an agreement.

Download a Partnership Agreement Template

CTP Mapping Activity Statements and Statements of Work

There are five different types of CTP Program mapping activity statements (MAS) and statements of work (SOW).

Programs can work with their FEMA regions to develop business plans and then apply for grants using five different forms of activity. 

Learn About Activities and Statements

Understanding Leverage

Leverage is the value of all contributions by any state, local, regional organization, tribal, territory, university or nonprofit to support the development, revision or maintenance of activities related to hazard identification and risk assessment.

Leverage can be funds, data or work performed by CTPs and includes all sources outside of federal dollars. Leverage can include in-kind services or products such as topographic data, field surveys, engineering analyses and Geographic Information System projects, translated to dollars contributed by non-federal sources.

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Partners can also use the Blue Book to determine the pricing of projects they are scoping for each Mapping Activity Statement (MAS).

Register for the CTP Collaboration Center

Once you have signed a partnership agreement, register and onboard at the CTP Collaboration Center Registration.

To inquire about becoming a CTP, please contact your FEMA Regional CTP Coordinator.

Eligibility Self-Assessment Tool

The self-assessment tool provides information about the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program to potential participants. The informative and easy-to-follow series of screens allows users to assess whether the CTP Program is a good fit for them and the organization they represent.

Last updated February 17, 2021