(a)Award. Each State desiring to participate will negotiate the amount of financial support for the training and education program. Deciding factors will be the scope of the program, a prudent budget, the number of individuals to be trained, and variety of audiences included which are in need of training. All these factors are part of the required application as discussed in § 360.2.
(b)Period of agreement. Agreements will be negotiated annually and will be in effect for a period of 12 months. Each agreement, however, will include a scope of work for three years as reflected in § 360.2(b) to give continuity to the total training and education program.
(c)Submission procedure. Each State applicant shall comply with the following procedures:
(1)Issuance of a request for application: Each State emergency management agency will receive a Request for Application Package from the State's respective FEMA Regional Administrator.
(2)How to submit: Each State shall submit the completed application package to the Regional Administrator of the Appropriate Region.
(3)Application package: The Application Package should include:
(i) A transmittal letter signed by the State Director of the agency tasked with emergency management responsibilities for that State.
(ii) A three year projected training and education scope of work including both “required” training and “optional” courses. The first of the projected three year program is to be detailed as to list of courses, description of training to be offered, audiences to be reached and numbers to be trained. Dates and locations of training as well as costs of delivery and student travel and per diem are to be estimated. Special instructions for this portion of the submittal will be included in the Application Package.
(iii) Standard Form 270 “Request for Advance or Reimbursement” as required by OMB Circular A-102 and FEMA General Provisions for Cooperative Agreements.
(d)Reporting agreements. Recipients of State Agreement benefits will report quarterly during the Federal Fiscal year, directly to the Regional Administrator of their respective Regions. The report should include a narrative of the training programs conducted accompanied by rosters for each event, agenda, and a summary financial statement on the status of the Agreement funds. Any course or training activity included in the Scope of Work and not presented as scheduled should be explained in detail as to the reason for cancellation in the quarterly report. The costs allocated to this cancelled activity should be reprogrammed to another training activity approved by the Regional Administrator no later than the last day of the 3rd quarter, or released to the Region. An evaluation of the degree to which objectives were met, the effectiveness of the methodology, and the appropriateness of the resources and references used should also be included in the quarterly report. The report is due in the Regional Office no later than the 15th day of January, April, and July. A final report for the year is due the 15th of October.
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