Learn About Program Funding and Sustainability – Straight from Janet Napolitano

DHS -FEMA Updates

Learn About Program Funding and Sustainability on Our Next Webinar

Tuesday, July 24
1:30 p.m. EDT (12:30 p.m. CT/11:30 a.m. MT/10:30 a.m. PT)

REMINDER: On Tuesday, July 24, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division will host a FREE Webinar on strategies for meeting community preparedness funding needs. You’ll hear about how Citizen Corps Councils can strategically plan for sustainability under new grant guidelines; how 501(c)(3) status may help you open the door to increased funding; what alternatives exist should 501(c)(3) status not be an option for you; and how to work with the private sector to increase funding. If you’re interested in learning more about this subject please plan to join us at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

If this is your first time joining us for a webinar in the Community Preparedness Webinar Series, register at https://connect.hsin.gov/grantsupdate2012a/event/registration.html.

If you have already registered for this webinar, have registered for a previous webinar, or if you’re a HSIN.gov user, log in to the webinar at https://connect.hsin.gov/grantsupdate2012a/event/registration_login.html.

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact citizencorps@dhs.gov 

Administrator Fugate, Flat Stanley and Stella on CNN

FEMA is excited to welcome two of its newest employees: Flat Stanley and Flat Stella! The pair will be working at FEMA to help kids learn more about disasters and emergencies. Children and their parents can build their own FEMA Flat Stanley or Flat Stella and share with their friends and classmates the steps they have taken to support preparedness throughout their homes, schools and communities. What a great activity to do with your kids this summer and then have them show off their project when they return to school. FEMA Administrator Fugate, Flat Stanley and Stella even appeared on CNN yesterday to talk about the importance of preparedness.

You can follow Stanley and Stella’s FEMA adventures by checking out their blog postings, FEMA’s Twitter feed, FEMA’s Facebook page, or you can email them. Flat Stanley and Stella are just another way in which FEMA continues to emphasize the critical nature of youth preparedness.

FEMA’s Think Tank: An Online Forum Where Your Ideas Come to Life

The FEMA Think Tank Online Forum is the place where you can share your thoughts, opinions, and feedback on all things homeland security and preparedness related – particularly on tools, documents, and other resources the Agency releases to the public. Topics range from how to prepare for power failures, and amateur radio in disaster preparedness, to how to motivate people to prepare. It’s the perfect venue for Citizen Corps Councils, partners, and affiliates to share their stories, experiences, and questions so others may learn from them or offer their guidance. 

The other added bonus to participating on the Think Tank Online Forum is the possibility of your discussion topic being selected by FEMA Deputy Administrator Serino for his monthly Think Tank Conference Call. All of his monthly calls revolve around trending and popular topics posted by users across the country to the Online Forum. Don’t miss out on his next call; it will be live from Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, July 24. The focus will be on how the emergency management community engages public-private partnerships and building for the future.

What: FEMA Think Tank Conference Call

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Mountain Time) 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Call-In: 1-888-989-9730

Passcode: Think Tank

Captioning: http://fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=1981576&CustomerID=321

Start your discussion today!

There’s a Webinar for That!

We often send announcement and reminder messages for our upcoming webinars, but did you know you can access all of Citizen Corps’ Community Preparedness Webinar Series event recordings through the Citizen Corps Website? All webinars recordings are grouped by topic and we’re sure there are many which will interest you and help you identify pertinent activities, recommendations, and other actions you can pursue to make your community stronger and better prepared for any disaster. Summer has already brought many severe storms to different areas of the country. Take a look at our webinars about preparing for hurricanes and severe weather or learn more about preparedness considerations for aging Americans and for our pets. Finally, we can all do our part when disaster strikes – learn how you can volunteer in times of a disaster. Scroll through our library and find what interests you. Have an idea for a webinar? Let us know what it is. Email us at citizencorps@dhs.gov.

Free Emergency Preparedness Brochures, Posters & Publications

September is fast approaching! With that in mind, we suggest you place orders for events during National Preparedness Month as soon as possible. The shipment of publications and brochures from the FEMA distribution warehouse usually takes four to six weeks, with standard shipping. An order placed today should arrive around the end of August.  These materials will be great resources for Citizen Corps Councils, partners and affiliates to distribute at events or in their communities!

You can find the Ready order form here: http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/Ready_OrderForm_June2012.pdf

Or contact the FEMA Distribution Warehouse directly at 1-800-480-2520 to place an order.

Don’t Forget to Mark These Dates on Your Calendar!

  • July 23 – July 24: 2nd Annual Conference on “Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships, Colorado Springs, CO
  • July 24: Re-scheduled Citizen Corps Funding and Sustainability Webinar
  • July 23 – July 27: School Safety Advocacy Council’s 7th Annual School Safety Conference, Orlando, FL
  • July 31: Deadline for submitting nominations for the 2012 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards
  • August 1 – August 4: Fire Corps Global Forum for Leadership Fire-Rescue International, Denver, CO
  • August 7 – August 9: CDC’s Sixth National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, Atlanta, GA
  • August 9: Boston All-Hazards Stakeholders Summit 2012, Boston, MA
  • August 10 – August 12: Southern Governors Association Meeting, Puerto Rico
      
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