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2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity

DHS recently announced the funding opportunity for the eight preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion. The grant programs provide funding to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters.


African American History Month

In February, FEMA joins the nation in celebrating African American History Month. The national theme for 2020 is “African Americans and the Vote.”  The theme speaks to the struggle of African Americans for the right to vote.

Puerto Rico Earthquakes

Federal emergency aid is  available for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to supplement their response efforts in the area affected by earthquakes beginning on Dec. 28, 2019 and continuing.


Watch this PrepTalk from Kate Konschnik, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, as she dives into the fundamentals of how electricity is generated in the U.S.

FEMA Podcast

On this episode of the FEMA Podcast we talk with Evan Schumann, the program manager for our Urban Search and Rescue system, Ohio Task Force about how these teams support disaster response operations in their home communities as well as around the nation.

Publication 1

We are excited to share our agency’s newly revised capstone doctrine, FEMA Publication 1: We Are FEMA.  Check it out to learn more about how we unite in our mission of helping people before, during, and after disasters.

Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018

On Oct. 5, 2018, President Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law. Learn more about how the new provisions move us forward towards becoming a prepared and resilient nation.