The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to release Information Bulletin #432 Review and Approval Requirements for Training Courses Funded Through Preparedness Grants. This Information Bulletin (IB) is to reissue the policies initially set forth in applicable Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Preparedness Grant Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) regarding training course approval requirements (i.e., the “three for free” rule) and the conditions for personnel attending non-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved training. This IB updates and supersedes FEMA Policy 207-008-064-1, Review and Approval Requirements for Training Courses Funded Through Preparedness Grants, dated September 10, 2013. The only significant update addressed in this IB is to the training resource information for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).
With the exception of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) courses, states, territories, tribal entities, and local governments are not required to submit grant-funded, non-FEMA courses to the National Training and Education Division (NTED) for review.