What resources are available that can help build my organizations capacity to prepare for emergencies (training, guidance, grants, templates, etc.)?
FEMA provides various training through the Emergency Management Institute. Additional courses and training can be found here. We’ve also collected resources for Houses of Worship. For individual and family preparedness resources and information visit Ready.gov. For those that are interested in grants, please refer to FEMA's grants website for more information.
Will my activity/idea be considered/eligble for federal funding?
I want to engage more faith-based/community organizations in disaster preparedness. Can FEMA help me?
There are four ways you can engage more organizations in disaster preparedness. Opportunities include participating in training facilitated by the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), involving youth through youth preparedness activities, creating a community preparedness plan, and participating in a day of action. For additional resources for Houses of Worship that are interested in disaster preparedness specifically, please visit the Resources to Protect Your House of Worship webpage.
My faith-based/community organization wants to participate more in emergency management. Can FEMA help me?
Faith-based and community organizations interested in becoming involved in emergency management, please review the Voluntary Agency Liaison brochure. Voluntary Agency Liaisons provide a range of response and recovery opportunities specific to the needs of faith-based and community organization. For participation in preparedness activities visit Ready.gov.
Who is my best point of contact to an emergency management agency/voluntary organization active in disaster?
For the best point of contact prior to, during, and after a disaster, please visit the Voluntary Faith-based and Community-based Organizations site as well as the Emergency Management Agencies site. For maps showing the various locations of the point of contact within your region, please view the Regional Contact Map.
As we prepare for and/or recover from the aftermath of disaster, what resources are available to better understand the traumatic impact on my community and/or faith-based organization?
To learn more about the psychological impact of trauma on communities that experience disasters, please visit www.samhsa.gov/dtac.
In addition to providing pamphlets/information, what are the other ways that my organization can engage in disaster preparedness?
If you are seeking specific ways to support your organization in preparation for disasters, please visit www.Ready.gov/prepare.
What resources and training are available to learn more about human trafficking?
For information specific to training and materials on human trafficking, please view the Blue Campaign (DHS) website.