What resources are available that can help build my organizations capacity to prepare for emergencies? (training, guidance, grants, templates, etc.)
FEMA provides various trainings through the Emergency Management Institute. Additional courses and trainings 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 prepardness specifically, please visit the Protected Houses of Worship webpage.
My faith-based / community organization wants to participate more in emergency management. Can FEMA help me?
Faith-based / 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 recover opportunities specific to the needs of faith-based and community organization. For participation in preparedness opportunities visit Ready.gov.
Who is my best point of contact to an emergency management agency? To a 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 contacts within your region, please visit Regional Contact Map.
As we prepare for and / or recover form 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 expereice disasters, please visit www.samhsa.gov/dtac.
Other than providing pamphlets / information, how else can my organization get involved in disaster preparedness?
If you are seeking specific ways to support your organization in preparation for disasters, please visit the 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, view the Blue Campaign (DHS) website.