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Course Title: Whole Community Inclusive Economic Recovery (PER-386-V)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

The Whole Community Inclusive Economic Recovery course will introduce economic development districts, civic, community, and economic leaders to economic recovery planning using a whole community approach. The course enhances community resiliency and security by enabling economic development districts and community leaders to build inclusive collaborations with diverse populations resulting in coordinated and implementable economic recovery planning and response. The Whole Community Inclusive Economic Recovery course will fill existing gaps in collaboration, practical application, and community awareness gaps through course activities that produce the following outcomes identified in the planning/analysis.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course is extensive and geographically diverse. The target audience is reflective of those who will most likely have a role in recovery planning and post disaster economic recovery teams, including but not limited to economic development district representatives, business and civic leadership, industry associations, large and small private sector cooperative representatives, local or regional jurisdictional representation and organizations knowledgeable in community economic capacity and need. Economic development districts that will be actively encouraged to participate are those that have the greatest representation of underserved populations, populations in poverty, rural, indigenous, tribal and closed communities that would benefit most from acquiring the tools and principles learned in the program back to their community.  It is expected that course participants will bring knowledge, skills, and abilities in economic development, community capacity, disaster recovery, or a related industry. As subject matter experts from their respective areas, participants can provide representation of the whole community and can collaboratively direct effective immediate, interim and long-term recovery strategies.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the need for inclusion of whole community representation in sustainable economic recovery planning process
  • Full engage the whole community, including private and public sectors, civic, faith-based, cultural, and disability organizations
  • Create post-disaster economic recovery strategies that implement whole community resources and planning principles.


Contact Hours: 6
IACET Credits 0.5 Continuing Education Units
Type: Performance

It is suggested and expected that course students will have a basic understanding of the principles of emergency management, recovery planning, economic development, and community economic base and demographics.   The following courses are recommended for participants:

  • ICS 100
  • ICS 200
  • AWR-356 Community Planning for Disaster Recovery
  • AWR-357-W Principles of Community Economic Recovery-WBT
  • E0210 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role
  • PER-376 Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery
  • MGT-462 Community Planning for Economic Recovery
Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.