DMP480 – 12.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The Introduction to Disaster Recovery Public Assistance Programs course provides an overview of the FEMA disaster recovery public assistance program and will provide front line jurisdiction staff and leaders with the information that will assist communities and businesses to prepare for and recover from disasters. The course will provide an overview of the key topics to understand recovery and improve preparedness for the next disaster.  The course will facilitate an understanding of how to identify and recognize disaster recovery program resources by discussing and summarizing the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide and how to use the FEMA guide as a baseline for recovery planning.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Participants will need to bring a device such as a smart phone, tablet or laptop to take the pre-test, evaluation and post-test online in the class.


Prior Training Courses or Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, participants complete the Disaster Recovery Awareness (DMP370) course.


  • Pre-Disaster Planning and Recovery Actions
  • Federal Disaster Assistance and Recovery Programs
  • The Public Assistance Process: Initial Stages
  • The Public Assistance Process: Applicant Collaboration
  • Project Formulation and Management
  • Project Funding, Monitoring, and Closeout

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for management-level personnel at the municipal, county, state, tribal officials, and front-line leaders who might be called upon to plan for, perform, or support recovery operations before, during, and/or after a disaster. Attendees may also include both public and private community members likely to be involved in community disaster recovery, to include, directors and staff of local response agencies along with supervisors and front-line employees representing governmental administrative disciplines/services.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]

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