Training Opportunities

Listed in this calendar are public training opportunities. If you have any questions regarding these events, or would like to add an event, please email:

G288: Local Volunteer and Donations

Management Training 

The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services will be hosting two G288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management Training. The G288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management Course is a 1 ½ day training designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that arise.


Course Goal:


To provide local emergency management personnel and voluntary agency representatives with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and execute an effective volunteer and donations management program as well as develop a volunteer and donations management support annex


Course Objectives:


  • Identify key organizations and individuals who have a role in managing unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations in disasters.

  • Identify specific agencies and organizations and how they collaborate to form a Volunteer and Donations Coordination Team (VDCT).

  • Develop an effective public education and information structure to support the successful management of unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations.

  • Identify how to effectively manage the surge of unsolicited goods.

  • Gather information from organizations, agencies, volunteers, media, and others for donations intelligence purposes.

  • Facilitate the matching of unaffiliated volunteers with appropriate organizations or agencies during program implementation.

  • List the planning considerations for cash donations.

  • Incorporate technology needed to successfully manage information on unaffiliated volunteers and unsolicited goods.

  • Relate volunteer and donations management program responsibilities to the planning components of the annex.


Target Audience:


  • County Emergency Management Agency personnel

  • Local government officials

  • Local volunteer and donations management coordinators

  • Key VOAD members who play a role in volunteer and donations management

Course Dates and Locations

March 17-18, 2021

Virtual Classroom

September 15-16, 2021

Virtual Classroom

Volunteer Registration Center (VRC) Training

Training attendees will gain the skills to establish a local Volunteer Registration Center (VRC). VRC Training will prepare participants to staff VRCs that will register and place spontaneous volunteers in times of disaster. These centers ensure that volunteers are given meaningful and constructive opportunities to satisfy their desire to assist in a time of need, while not overwhelming the affected community during the disaster response and recovery process. The training includes an interactive VRC exercise where participants experience the VRC model and practice managing spontaneous volunteers.

Course Dates and Locations

March 19, 2021

Virtual Classroom

September 18, 2021

Virtual Classroom

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K0705 Fundamentals of Grants Management

The Grants Management Technical Assistance (GMTA) team will deliver 10 virtual K0705 Fundamentals of Grants Management courses throughout 2021. The course is intended for FEMA’s grant recipients and subrecipients. It helps participants strengthen their grants management skills. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve collaboration among policy, program, and financial staff to integrate grant management functions.  

  • Identify applicable regulations and navigate and apply the Code of Federal Regulations, including 2 CFR Part 200.

  • Apply proven business practices related to the grant lifecycle to increase efficiency and meet grant management priorities, such as strategic planning, organization, program implementation, staff training, monitoring, reporting, and audits.

  • Develop or revise policies, procedures, and practices in critical areas of grants management, such as monitoring, procurement, source documentation, payments, and equipment inventory.

  • Prepare for federal monitoring and sub-recipient monitoring.

The course is a four-week session and includes:

  • 21 hours of online instruction

  • 14 hours of independent study and homework assignments

  • Hands on activities and networking break-out rooms

NOTE: We encourage registration for recipients and others who were scheduled for the in-person field delivery for K/L 0705 course that was canceled due to COVID-19 during 2020.

The 2021 schedule is below. Please review the course dates and identify the best date for you to attend. Then, submit your online registration directly to Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI’s) online admissions system (Full link: You must submit your admission form no later than the specified Registration Close Date for your session, which is in the table below.

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Thank you for your interest in grants management!

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