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Fundamentals of Grants Management Course

FEMA's Grant Programs Directorate will conduct the Fundamentals of Grants Management course (E705) for recipients currently receiving FEMA Federal financial assistance.  The course, part of the Grants Management Technical Assistance (GMTA) Program, is designed to enhance the recipient's ability to administer and manage their federal financial assistance.

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Upcoming Training Dates: TBA

Course Description

This course is designed for:

  • Current FEMA recipients
  • Direct recipients of FEMA Federal financial assistance
  • Individuals with less than five years grants management experience

This course covers high-level grant management principles with the understanding that processes may differ from program to program and recipients will need to pay close attention to their Notice of Funding Opportunity/Program Guidance's for more specific details.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve collaboration among policy, program and financial staff to integrate grant management functions.  
  • Identify applicable regulations, navigate and apply the Code of Federal Regulations, including 2 CFR 200.
  • Apply proven business practices related to the grant lifecycle to increase efficiency and meet grant management priorities such as strategic planning, organization, program implementation, staff training, monitoring, reporting and audits.
  • Develop or revise policies, procedures and practices in critical areas of grants management such as monitoring, procurement, source documentation, payments and equipment inventory.
  • Prepare for federal monitoring and sub-recipient monitoring.

CEU's: 2.1

Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend as teams composed of policy, program and financial grant management staff.

Registration Information

  • Registration Deadline: Eight weeks prior to class start date.
  • Course Length: 3 days
  • Location:  National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD
  • Funding: Recipients may use Management and Administrative (M&A) grant funds for training with approval from Program Analyst (HQ or Region). Do not make travel arrangements until you receive attendance confirmation from EMI Admissions Office. EMI does not provide travel reimbursement or student stipends for this course.

EMI Application Instructions

Review instructions for residence courses and submit a copy of the EMI application 119.

In BLOCK 16 of the EMI application, you MUST indicate your role in the management of an awarded FEMA grant. Applications must be signed by the applicant, their supervisor and the State Training Officer. A link to the state training officers is listed below (STO signature is required per BLOCK 23 of the application).

Submit your completed application in PDF format to:

You can also apply using the new online admissions form.


If you have any questions, please contact the EMI Course Manager. You may also email or contact your State Training Officer with questions.