HMA Competitive Grant Application Period Closing Soon

FEMA HMAThe application period for two competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs is closing at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 14, 2017. Eligible applicants including territories, federally-recognized tribes, states and local governments may apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants at

If you have any problems submitting your application in the eGrants system, call 1-855-228-3362 or email [email protected]. Please ensure that you keep a record of any previous email correspondences with FEMA’s eGrants helpline when contacting the help desk.

NIMS Alert 06-17: Release of NIMS Resource Management Supplemental Guidance and Tools

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management AgencyFEMA’s National Integration Center is pleased to release a series of National Incident Management System (NIMS) Resource Management component documents that enhance interoperability and the effectiveness of mutual aid.

Today’s release includes:

  • The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) that describes the components of a qualification and certification system, defines a process for certifying the qualifications of incident personnel, describes how to stand up and implement a peer review process, and provides an introduction to the process of credentialing personnel.
  • A set of NQS Job Titles/Position Qualifications that minimum qualifications criteria for personnel serving in defined incident management and support positions.
    A set of NQS Position Task Books (PTBs) that identifies the competencies, behaviors, and tasks that personnel should demonstrate to become qualified for a defined incident management or support position.
  • A set of NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions other than NQS that define minimum qualifications and capabilities for personnel and their equipment within their assigned teams to manage all threats and hazards, regardless of the incident’s cause or size.
  • The NIMS Guideline for Mutual Aid that provides an overview of common mutual aid practices, defines common terminology and processes, and describes an approach for creating legal agreements and operational plans.
  • To support partner and stakeholder adoption, FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the National Qualification System and answer questions related to the foundational guide and supporting tools. All webinars are open to the whole community, including individuals and communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.
    To review the documents and for additional webinar information, visit:

To review the NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions other than those in NQS, go to: