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FEMA IS-403: Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA) (DF-103) Course Overview

Course Overview

This course has been designed to provide FEMA personnel and partners with a basic knowledge of the Individual Assistance (IA) program and activities that help individuals and households recover following a disaster.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how the Stafford Act governs FEMA disaster operations
  • Explain the Declaration Process
  • Identify the different types of Individual Assistance (IA) programs
  • Explain the Sequence of Delivery of the IA programs
  • Define Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Housing Assistance
  • Define IHP Other Needs Assistance
  • Identify the various field offices and processing centers

Primary Audience

Existing FEMA personnel being deployed to a field assignment for the first time. Secondary:

  • New temporary FEMA personnel being hired to fill surge capacity force per the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act.
  • State Individual Assistance Officers.





Course Length:

1 hour