Course Summary
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6 days (37 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 2 Emergency Management, Fire Science, Public Safety Administration, or Finance


The course objective is to familiarize the student with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Grant Program. The object of the program is to provide assistance to states, local governments, and certain nonprofit organizations, to alleviate suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain key components of the public assistance process
  • Given a simulated city and tornado scenario, complete the damage description on the Project Worksheet
  • Prepare a Public Assistance Project Worksheet for permanent work (Categories C through G)
  • Rate their community with regard to processes that will facilitate the eligibility/receipt of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance after a declared disaster/emergency
  • Determine public assistance eligibility based on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines
  • Complete the Force Account Labor/Equipment Summary Record forms to support agency's cost recovery
  • Given a simulated city and earthquake scenario, complete the scope of work on the Project Worksheet
  • Prepare a Public Assistance Project Worksheet for emergency work (Categories A and B) using the incident action plan from a pre-disaster emergency response for a potential flood event

General Topics:

  • Public assistance process
  • Eligibility determination
  • Incident Command System review and calculating force account labor expenditures
  • Describing damage on a Project Worksheet- tornado
  • Describing scope of work- earthquake
  • Using documentation for emergency work- flood
  • Using documentation for permanent work- hurricane
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials