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Prepare to Protect: Resources for Faith-Based and Community Leaders to Access FEMA Recovery and Mitigation Programs

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Date: September 30, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


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Event Details

This National Preparedness Month, the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in partnership with FEMA’s Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Divisions is hosting a webinar to provide information about FEMA funding opportunities available for hazard mitigation projects and recent changes to recovery programs to increase equity and enable faith-based and community leaders to access funding and support the preparedness, response, and recovery of communities they love.


National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” We encourage you to share preparedness messages with your communities from our website, ready.gov/september.


  • Deanne Criswell, Administrator, FEMA
  • Marcus Coleman, Director, DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Christopher Smith, Director, Individual Assistance Division, FEMA
  • Matthew Redding, Deputy Director, Individual Assistance Division, FEMA
  • Ana Montero, Director, Public Assistance Division, FEMA
  • Tod Wells, Deputy Director, Strategy and Policy, Public Assistance Division, FEMA
  • Ryan Janda, Chief, Non Disaster Implementation Branch, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division, FEMA

Event Contact

This webinar will offer captioning services. For questions or additional information, contact: partnerships@fema.dhs.gov.

Last updated September 13, 2021