FEMA Procurement Requirements and Reimbursements

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.

There are currently no available dates for this course.


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

Intended Audience

This course is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics: 

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.  
  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.  
  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function. 
  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function. 

Delivery Formats Available


Contact Hours



2 Day



Designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience

Available in these learning formats...


Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

2 Day Course

Includes pre-class assignments at least one week in advance of the course and post-class follow up within one week.