Homeland Security and Emergency Services

NIMS Implementation Strategy


Federal Departments and agencies are required to make adoption of NIMS by local, state, territorial, and tribal nation jurisdictions a condition to receive Federal Preparedness grants and awards. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation Objectives were developed to guide jurisdictions in their implementation of NIMS. NIMS implementation is assessed through the direct reporting of data to FEMA utilizing the Unified Reporting Tool.

For additional information on NIMS, NIMS implementation, or the Unified Report Tool contact the National Integration Center (NIC) via e-mail: FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

Guidance for States and Territories, Tribal Nations, Local Governments and Nongovernment and Private Sector partners can be found on the Implementation Guidance and Reporting of the FEMA website.