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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


  • March 30  - April 1, 2020
  • June 8 - 10, 2020
  • August 24 - 26, 2020

Registration Deadline: Eight weeks prior to class start date.

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. *

Course Length: 3 days

Course Description: 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.

CEU's: 2.1

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

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

Application Instructions: Review instructions for residence courses and submit a copy of the EMI application 119 located at

NEW: Online Link for Admissions Form

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).

Link to the State Training Officers:
Submit your completed application in PDF format to:
If you have any questions, please contact EMI Course Manager:
You may also email with questions.

We want to partner with you for success! Thank you for your interest.

Last Updated: 
10/18/2019 - 08:01