IS 1025 Grant Administration Decisions for Tribal Governments Study Guide

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The study guide to IS 1025 Grant Administration Decisions for Tribal Governments. In an effort to educate and promote effective engagement with respect to the declaration process, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act in 2013 included a provision amending the Robert T. Stafford Act to provide federally recognized Tribal governments with the option to seek Stafford Act assistance independent of a State if they choose to do so. Contains correct FEMA IS 1025 answers and course notes. For a basic foundation on public assistance, check out our FEMA IS 1000 Test Answers Guide.

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Course Overview

This course provides an overview of Public Assistance as it relates to federally recognized Tribal governments when deciding to act as a Recipient. By the end of the course, participants will be able to explain the different processes and key administrative requirements a Tribe must undertake in its decision to apply for Public Assistance as a Recipient who manages (and may also apply as a Sub-recipient), or as a Sub-recipient who reports to a Recipient (State or Territorial government entity).

Participants will be able to identify the set of considerations that a Tribe must take into account when deciding to apply for Public Assistance as a Recipient or Sub-recipient.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the process and considerations for deciding to manage FEMA’s Public Assistance Program as a Recipient.
  • Explain the general administrative requirements of Recipients to receive Public Assistance grant funding.

From IS-1025: Grant Administration Decisions for Tribal Governments Official Course


When performing a Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment, the Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment teams will separate:
A. Federal specific damage from local damage
B. Federal specific damage from State damage
C. Tribal specific damage from Federal damage
D. Tribal specific damage from State damage

A Tribal government as a Recipient is accountable for all _____ and ______ requirements for funds dispersed to or through the Tribal government for that program.
A. obligatory; nonconforming
B. statutory; regulatory
C. necessary; unnecessary
D. internal; external

Once signed, the FEMA-Tribe Agreement can be amended upon agreement between:
A. FEMA and the local government
B. the State and the local government
C. FEMA and the Tribal government
D. the State and the Tribal government

If a specific designated area is not defined in a Tribal government declaration, FEMA determines eligibility based on legal responsibility and whether the work is directly related to:
A. The available grant funds
B. The declared incident
C. The geographic location
D. Hazard mitigation needs

As a Recipient, the Tribal government will need to access what system to submit the Request for Public Assistance?
A. Grants Portal
B. Electronic Interconnection Security Agreement
C. Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE)
D. SmartLink

Recipients are required to submit what type of reports on a semi-annual basis?
A. Reports on how much new damage has occurred
B. Reports on hazard mitigation measures being implemented
C. Progress reports on project implementation
D. Reports on the environmental and historic review process

What is the first step for obtaining Recipient status when a Tribal government applies for Public Assistance?
A. Activating the Tribal Emergency Plan
B. Requesting Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments
C. Collecting initial damage estimates
D. Submitting a declaration request

Recipients must submit what type of data through the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Sub-award Reporting System?
A. All data required to prove the disaster
B. All required Applicant data
C. Laws and regulations for hazard mitigation
D. All Federally-declared disaster data

What agreement contains the understandings, commitments, and conditions, in which FEMA’s disaster assistance will be provided?
A. Federal-Tribal Agreement
B. FEMA-Tribe Agreement
C. Tribal-Local Agreement
D. FEMA-State Agreement

Select the true statement about the geographic boundaries of tribal governments.
A. Tribal governments do not always have geographical boundaries and some have boundaries that cross State lines.
B. Specific designated geographical areas are always defined in Tribal government declarations.
C. Tribal governments always have strictly defined geographical boundaries within State lines.
D. Tribal governments never have designated geographical boundaries.

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