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Federal Resume Workshop - West Coast Monthly Zoom presentation provided by FEMA Webinars will be every First Wednesday of each month. Topics Include: FEMA Overview Federal Resume Writing Tips Navigating USAJobs Additional Resources

Join us for a community of practice event and live demonstration of the Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT),

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all potential HSGP applicants and sub-applicants (inclusive of the State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, and Operation Stonegarden) to participate in one of the upcoming technical assistance webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2023 HSGP. The FY 2023 HSGP will provide $1.12 billion in funding support to state, local, and territorial governments for security-related activities to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to terrorist attacks.

Preparedness Tips

  • Floods: A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more.
  • Hurricanes:  Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Make sure everyone in your household knows your hurricane plans, evacuation routes, and has several ways to receive alerts. There are also things you can do to strengthen your home ahead of time. Learn more.
  • Extreme heat: Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness, especially for older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals who are at greater risk. You can also take steps to weatherize your home ahead of time to keep the heat out. When dealing with excessive heat be sure to drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity in the middle of the day and never leave children or pets in the car. Learn more.
  • Thunderstorms and lightning: Strengthen your home by cutting down or trimming trees that may be in danger of falling on your home. Sign up for your community’s warning system and when the thunder roars, go indoors and avoid using electronic devices and running water. Learn more.
  • Tornadoes: Sign up for your community’s warning system. If under a tornado warning, immediately go to a safe shelter such as a small, interior, windowless room or basement on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Learn more.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $3 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse William W. Backus Hospital for the additional costs of operating safely and handling increased patient loads during the COVID-19 pandemic.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | December 1, 2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending almost $15.6 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse Hartford Hospital for the additional costs of operating safely and handling increased patient loads during the COVID-19 pandemic.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | November 21, 2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $3 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse the state for the cost of keeping the Department of Motor Vehicles operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | November 1, 2022