Objectives and Intended Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Use and explain FEMA’s authority and protocols
- Develop a process for working with FEMA that is compliant with rules and regulations
- Discuss the importance of internal controls and conflict of interest
- Identify applicable federal procurement requirements
- Avoid common pitfalls
All procurement professionals, grants personnel, and entire staff teams interested in learning how to meet federal requirements that apply when utilizing FEMA funds.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strictly follows rules and regulations for payment. Every agency must follow all FEMA required processes from the initial hours of an emergency or disaster to the final restoration in order to qualify for reimbursement. Lack of knowledge about the processes does not suffice to exempt entities from the requirements. This course focuses on guiding entities both in advance and while in the process of mitigation and recovery as to the proper way to follow the procurement process and oversee contracts in order to position their entities for success in obtaining reimbursement for expenses.