Procurement Trainings for Emergency Managers

30 October 2019

Vermont Emergency Management will host three sessions of federal procurement in the month of November. The succinctly titled “Procurement Under FEMA Awards: Requirements for Recipients and Sub recipients When Procuring Services and Supplies with Funding under Stafford Act Grant Programs” will take place in Mendon, White River Junction, and Waterbury.

The two-hour training is critical for state and local emergency management personnel, and private non-profit entities who procure services that may be reimbursable under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. FEMA estimates that approximately 90% of all Public Assistance (PA) grant funds are expended through recipient and subrecipient procurements. Audits by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) have found that FEMA disaster recipients and subrecipients have difficulty complying with applicable Federal procurement standards.

This course seeks to address this area of concern by working with applicants and FEMA PA staff in advance of procurement actions to minimize, reduce, or eliminate common non-compliance issues that routinely result in recommendations and actions to deobligate disaster assistance funds that would otherwise be eligible for full reimbursement.


November 13: 1-3pm, VTrans District 3 - Mendon Conference Room Distrcit 3 office (61 Valley View)

November 14: 10-noon VTrans District 4 - White River Junction District 4 office (223 Beswick Drive)

November 14: 2-4pm, State Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury (45 State Drive)  (Note that photo ID is required for building access at this location.)

For more information on this training contact Vermont Emergency Management Public Assistance Officer Kim Canarecci at

Contact Information

45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8721
(888) 545-7598 (TTY)

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