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Procurement Under Grants Training

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PDAT offers live virtual trainings and offers a webinar series available anytime to help you understand how to purchase in compliance with federal procurement rules.

2024 Procurement Under Grants Summit

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2024 Procurement Under Grants Summit

FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites you to participate in the virtual 2024 Procurement Under Grants Summit on August 7, 2024.

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Self-Paced Training

Top Ten Mistakes When Purchasing Under a FEMA Award

This short training module is self-paced and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The training covers the federal requirements for FEMA award recipients and subrecipients when purchasing under their grant. The training introduces the 10 most frequent procurement noncompliance issues as reported by The Office of Inspector General (OIG) and lists available resources to help avoid these mistakes.

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The Procurement under FEMA Awards Training helps participants understand how to properly contract when using federal funds.

Target Audience

  • State
  • Local
  • Tribal emergency management personnel
  • Houses of worship
  • Private nonprofit entities
  • Public Assistance applicants

Topics Include

  • Federal procurement requirements applicable to states
  • Local and tribal governments
  • Hospitals
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Houses of worship and other private nonprofit organizations
  • Full and open competition
  • Emergency and exigency period contracting
  • Methods of procurement
  • Cost or price analysis
  • Socioeconomic contracting
  • Contract provisions


  • Increase awareness of applicable contracting requirements when using federal funds under the Public Assistance Program
  • Decrease potential noncompliance
  • Help applicants avoid the potential loss of federal assistance funds

Course Length

Several options available to meet the audience’s needs. 

Delivery Options

PDAT offers in-person and webinar course delivery options.

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