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Fundamentals of Grants Management Course - E705

Training Announcement: E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management

Location:  National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD


  • July 29  - August 1, 2019
  • September  9 - 12, 2019

Funding:  EMI does not provide travel stipends for this training.  Recipients are allowed to use Management and Administrative (M&A) grant funds for training with approval from Program Analyst (HQ or Region).

Course Length: 4 days

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.

This course is designed for:

  • Current FEMA recipients;
  • Direct recipients of FEMA Federal financial assistance; and
  • 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.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend as teams composed of policy, program and financial grant management staff. Check with your Program Analyst/Manager to obtain approval to use Management and Administration funds in your award for travel expenses.

* EMI does not provide travel reimbursement or student stipends for this course.*

Application Instructions: Please submit a copy of the EMI application located at

The link to the State Training Officers:

In BLOCK 16 of the EMI application, you MUST indicate your role and include the FEMA grants you manage or support. Applications must be signed by the applicant, their supervisor and the State Training Officer. A link to the state training officers is listed above (STO signature is required per BLOCK 23 of the application).

The State Training Officer will forward your application to EMI Admissions.

Follow additional instructions at

If you have any questions regarding registration, contact Katie Hirt, EMI Training Specialist, at:

Thank you.

Last Updated: 
06/13/2019 - 14:52