Procurement Training for FEMA Grant Recipients

FEMA is hosting two webinars regarding procurements under FEMA awards and requirements for Recipients and subrecipients when procuring services and supplies with funding under Stafford Act grant programs (Hazard Mitigation Grant Program [HMGP] and Pre-Disaster Mitigation [PDM]). This information will also apply to Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) awards.

The webinar will cover requirements set forth in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200) so that participants can identify and avoid potential violations of the Federal procurement requirements. Violations of the Federal procurement requirements can result in reduced Federal grant funding.

The goal of the webinar is to reduce applicant violations of the Federal procurement regulations by training participants on the Federal procurement requirements set forth at 2 CFR Sections 200.317 through 200.326.

Topics include:

  • overview and use of contracts by Recipients and subrecipients
  • procurement by a tribal, state, local governments, hospitals, institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations
  • competition
  • methods of procurement
  • cost or price analysis
  • contractor bonding requirements; and
  • contract provisions.

The webinar content and log-in information is the same for both sessions. Closed captioning will be provided.

Dates and Time:

April 13th - 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Mountain Time or
Call in number 1-800-320-4330; participant code 830172

April 21st - 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Call in number 1-800-320-4330; participant code 271609

Existing resources related to procurement include:

  • HMA Procurement Standards Job Aid This Job Aid describes the procurement standards for non-Federal entities that obtain property and services under a Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Federal award. Procurement includes the selection, award, and administration of contracts.

  • Using Contract Support to prepare applications After FEMA’s adoption of procurement regulations in 2 CFR 200, FEMA received several questions regarding the use of contract support in preparing subapplications. This document presents eight common Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) application development scenarios and provides guidelines to address procurement issues related to non-Federal entity use of contracted support for the development of HMA application elements.