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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin Week of December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014

Improvements to the EA Bulletin in 2015
Office of Management and Budget Super Circular Stakeholder Webinar
Heating Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide
Ready Campaign’s 2015 National Preparedness Messaging Calendar
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments to Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Thresholds

347.54KDecember 29, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin Week of December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014

Integrated Public Alert Warning System Helps Protect Communities
Resolve to be Ready
Disasters.data.gov Launches
Emergency Management Institute Assists with Preparation for Super Bowl Exercise Program
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments to Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Thresholds

89.11KDecember 22, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin Week of December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

Emergency Management Institute Offers Continuity of Operations Training Course
Office of Management and Budget Super Circular Stakeholder Webinar
Winter Storm Safety Tips
Resolve to be Ready
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments to Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Thresholds

159.87KDecember 15, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin Week of December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

FEMA Reservist, Coast Guard Retiree Partnership Announced
Holiday Preparedness Fire Safety Tips
Building an Emergency Kit for the Car
REMINDER: Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance Open for Comment

496.21KDecember 8, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

FEMA Announces Policy Updates to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Standards
Winter Weather Social Media Toolkit Now Available
Building an Emergency Kit
REMINDER: Second Meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments to Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Thresholds
REMINDER: Application Period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open until December 5
REMINDER: Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance Open for Comment

604.34KDecember 1, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014

Native American Heritage Month
Second Meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council Announced
Before the Turkey is Served…
FEMA Seeks Comments to Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Thresholds
Dangers of Deep Frying a Turkey
Department of Energy Launches Mobile App for Energy Emergencies
REMINDER: Unified Federal Review Applicant Guidance Open for Comment
REMINDER: Application Period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open until December 5
REMINDER: Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance Open for Comment

154.70KNovember 24, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014
FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) Series Training Classes Available at EMI
National Education Week
Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
Prepare for Winter Weather
REMINDER: Unified Federal Review Applicant Guidance Open for Comment
REMINDER: Application Period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open until December 5
REMINDER: Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance Open for Comment

87.73KNovember 17, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o November 10, 2014

OMB Guidance on Administrative Requirements, Costs Principles and Audit Requirements
OMB Super Circular Guidance: More Information
Ready, the Ad Council and Disney Encourage Emergency Preparedness for Kids with “Big Hero 6”
Get Involved with National Critical Infrastructure and Security Month
Winter Storm Preparation Training Opportunity
REMINDER: Unified Federal Review Applicant Guidance Open for Comment
REMINDER: Application Period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open until December 5
REMINDER: Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance Open for Comment

104.01KNovember 10, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o November 3, 2014

Application Period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open until December 5
FEMA Announces Training Classes for EMI’s Basic Academy and Master Trainer Program in Emergency Management
Infectious Diseases Fact Sheet
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
FEMA National Tribal Affairs Advisor (NTAA) Meets with Village Council in Old Harbor, Alaska
Heating Fire Safety Tips
REMINDER: Unified Federal Review Applicant Guidance Open for Comment
REMINDER: Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance Open for Comment

114.99KNovember 3, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o October 27, 2014

Unified Federal Review Applicant Guidance Open for Comment
FEMA Amends Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program
Halloween Fire Safety
Tribal Pocket Guide Now Available
Cell Phones Can Alert Individuals to Severe Weather
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments on its Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance

96.88KOctober 27, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o October 20, 2014

“Race the Wave” Tsunami Preparedness
Building Resilience with Diverse Communities
USFA Releases Fire Safety Trailer Curriculum
The American Red Cross Uses National Fire Incident Reporting System Data to Save Lives
REMINDER: Amendments Made to Public Assistance and Individual Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15)
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments on Effective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments on its Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance

 

214.69KOctober 20, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o October 6, 2014

The Great ShakeOut
Fire Prevention Week
FEMA and Operation Hope Partner to Support Financial Preparedness and Release (EFFAK)
 “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”
Amendments for PA and IA for fiscal year 2015
National Zoo’s ZooFiesta

99.77KOctober 6, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o October 13, 2014

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
FEMA Seeks Comments on its Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance
Great ShakeOut: How to Participate
Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents Course Available at CDP
Fire Prevention Tips
FEMA Seeks Comments on Effective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments on State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance Key Concepts

98.74KOctober 13, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o September 29, 2014

PrepareAthon! Day
Publication of the Unified Federal Review
National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
FEMA Unveils Strategy to Strengthen Youth Preparedness
FEMA Awards $11 Million to Increase Preparedness through the Continuing Training Grants Program
Special Spotlight: National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!

 

150.37KSeptember 29, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o September 22, 2014

Joe Nimmich Confirmed as FEMA Deputy Administrator
LLIS.gov Shares Research on the Cybersecurity Core Capability
Strategic Fund Management Information Now Available
National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
Engage in National Preparedness Month
The Interagency Coordinating Council Meets at FEMA Headquarters
FEMA NTAA Attends ITEMC Meeting
REMINDER: FEMA Seeks Comments on State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance Key Concepts
Special Spotlight: National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!

175.53KSeptember 22, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs w/o September 15, 2014

FY14 Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Submission and Grant Selections
Florida Fire Chiefs Association Annual Meeting
National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
Engage in National Preparedness Month
FEMA Seeks Comments on State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance Key Concepts
REMINDER: FEMA Announces Statewide Test of Multiple Communication Pathways in West Virginia
Special Spotlight: National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!

257.25KSeptember 15, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o September 8, 2014

FEMA Announces Statewide Test of Multiple Communication Pathways in West Virginia
“Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Evacuation Planning and Response” Webinar
National Preparedness Month: Be Ready Before Disaster Strikes
National Preparedness Month: Did You Know?
Ready Campaign Releases New Public Service Announcements
Earthquake Risk Reduction Tips
REMINDER: Update to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance
Special Spotlight: National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!

231.31KSeptember 8, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o September 1, 2014

National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
FEMA Announces Next National Advisory Council Meeting
Regional Tribal Liaisons Meet to Discuss Tribal Engagement
Earthquake Preparedness
FINAL REMINDER: Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards
REMINDER: Update to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance
Special Spotlight: National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon!

151.56KSeptember 1, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o August 18, 2014

FEMA Announces Emergency Food and Shelter Program Awards for 2014
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Appeals Database Published
FEMA Amends Dispute Resolution Pilot Program Threshold
“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”
FEMA Launches Spanish-Language App
FEMA 101: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
REMINDER: FEMA Extends Tribal Consultation Period for Draft of Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance
REMINDER: Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards

85.90KAugust 18, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o August 25, 2014

FEMA Releases Final Tribal Consultation Policy
Support the National Preparedness Month Thunderclap
Update to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance
Know Your Risks: Earthquakes
National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare
Getting Started for National Preparedness Month
FINAL REMINDER: FEMA Tribal Consultation Period for Draft of Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance Comes to a Close
REMINDER: Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards
Special Spotlight: Tribal

 

143.68KAugust 25, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o August 11, 2014

2014 National Preparedness Report Released
National PrepareAthon! Day: September 30
FY14 National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Funding Opportunity
National Preparedness Month is Approaching
Wireless Emergency Alerts Save Lives in Severe Weather
REMINDER: FEMA Extends Tribal Consultation Period for First Draft of Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance
REMINDER: Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards
Special Spotlight: Hurricane Preparedness Terms

95.86KAugust 11, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o August 4, 2014

FEMA Administrator Appoints National Advisory Council Members
FEMA Unveils Redesigned Flood Map Service Center
Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards
National Protection Framework Released
Flood Insurance for Business: Impacts of Recent Legislation
FEMA Seeks Comments on How It Should Evaluate the Impacts of Its Wildfire Mitigation Activities
National Night Out
REMINDER: FEMA Extends Tribal Consultation Period for First Draft of Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance
Special Spotlight: RadResponder Network

167.57KAugust 4, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o July 28, 2014

DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Preparedness Grants
2014-2018 FEMA Strategic Plan Stakeholder Webinar
@fema Joins Instagram
REMINDER: FEMA Extends Tribal Consultation Period for First Draft of Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance
FEMA Meets with Seminole Tribe of Florida
FEMA 101: Community Rating System7/28/2014 - FEMA Office of External Affairs weekly bulletin.

126.52KJuly 28, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o July 21, 2014

FEMA and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Announce Disaster Communication Partnership
FEMA Extends Tribal Consultation Period for First Draft of Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
Thinking Seriously about the Future to Enhance Disaster Resilience
FEMA 101: National Disaster Recovery Framework
White House Announces Disaster Resilience Competition

77.25KJuly 21, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o July 14, 2014

FEMA Releases 2014-2018 Strategic Plan New Plan Establishes Agency’s Road Forward
FEMA Announces Membership of Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC)
REMINDER: Continuing Training Grants
REMINDER: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications

309.02KJuly 14, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o July 7, 2014

State Mitigation Planning Guidance Update Information Bulletin Published
Continuity of Operations: Are You Prepared?
Be Prepared for Extreme Heat
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Digest Available Now
REMINDER: Continuing Training Grants
REMINDER: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications

 

236.45KJuly 7, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o June 30, 2014

FEMA Continues Alternative Procedures Debris Pilot
FEMA Participates in Tribal Conferences to Discuss Emergency Services
FEMA 101: Safe Rooms
REMINDER: Continuing Training Grants
REMINDER: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications

284.30KJune 30, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o June 23, 2014

Monthly Flood Mapping Report Available Online
National Lightning Awareness Week
Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) Program Webinar
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Guidance
FEMA Attends National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Conference
New IPAWS Online Training Course Available
REMINDER: Continuing Training Grants
REMINDER: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications

229.31KJune 23, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o June 16, 2014

FEMA Releases Fiscal  Year 2014 Continuing Training Grant Funding Totaling $11 Million to Increase Preparedness
Doctoral Research Will Provide Data for Policy Decisions in Emergency Management
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
FEMA 101: Fire Management Assistance Grant Program
Emergency Management Courses Available to Prepare for Hurricane Season
REMINDER: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications

77.72KJune 16, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o June 9, 2014

Marcie Roth Presents at the United Nations on Inclusive Emergency Management Practices in the United States
Public Participation Welcome at U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Meeting
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
FEMA 101: Flood Mapping
Emergency Management Courses Available to Prepare for Hurricane Season
REMINDER: The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications
Special Spotlight: Wildfire Mitigation

197.77KJune 9, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o June 2, 2014

FEMA Announces 2014 Youth Preparedness Council Members
FEMA Announces Policy Updates to Flood Risk and Analysis Mapping Standards
Wireless Emergency Alerts
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
Whole Community Partners Hurricane Preparedness Efforts
Emergency Management Courses Available to Prepare for Hurricane Season
The Risk Rescorla National Award for Resilience: Call for Applications

88.68KJune 2, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o May 26, 2014

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
“Designing for Disaster” at the National Building Museum
National Building Safety Month
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
National Dam Safety Awareness Day
National Building Safety Month: How a City Leads in Floodplain Management
FINAL Reminder: 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Still Open

99.94KMay 26, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o May 19, 2014

FINAL Reminder: National Preparedness Grant Application Period Still Open
National EMS Week – Dedicated. For Life.
Living with Dams: Know Your Risks
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
United Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Webinar
National Building Safety Month: Moore, OK’s Building Code Amendments
Upcoming: National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Reminder: 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Still Open

 

129.35KMay 19, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o May 12, 2014

National Small Business Week
National Building Safety Month: How One Community Prepared
National Mass Care Strategy Webinar
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
FEMA 101: National Flood Insurance Program
Reminder: National Preparedness Grant Application Period Still Open
Reminder: 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Still Open

94.06KMay 12, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o May 5, 2014

FEMA Appoints National Tribal Affairs Advisor
America’s PrepareAthon!: Thank You for Your Support
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
FEMA Participates in America’s PrepareAthon!
Wireless Emergency Alerts Save Lives in Severe Weather
Severe Weather Warning Alerts
National Building Safety Month
FINAL Reminder: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Open Comment Period Still Open
Reminder: National Preparedness Grant Application Period Still Open
Reminder: 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Still Open

92.29KMay 5, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o April 28, 2014

Special Insert: Spotlight on America’s PrepareAthon!
FEMA Announces Change in Submission Requirements for State Mitigation Plans
FEMA Releases Public Assistance Program Appeals Procedures Manual and Directive
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
FEMA 101: National Business Emergency Operations Center
Reminder: 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Still Open
Reminder: National Preparedness Grant Application Period Still Open
Reminder: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Open Comment Period Still Open

249.50KApril 28, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o April 21, 2014

Special Insert: Spotlight on America’s PrepareAthon!
Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
IPAWS and ODIC Host Roundtable about Improving Visual and Audible Communication Efforts
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
New Guidance Available for Applying ASCE 24-05 to Hazard Mitigation Flood Projects
Reminder: 2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Still Open
Reminder: National Preparedness Grant Application Period Still Open
Reminder: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Open Comment Period Still Open

290.95KApril 21, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o April 14, 2014

2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Application Period Now Open
White House Hosts America’s PrepareAthon! Google+ Hangout:  Registration Period Opens
Seeking Input on Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance
iTEMA Brings Tribal Emergency Managers Together
FEMA 101: National Fire Academy
Reminder: National Preparedness Grant Application Period Still Open
Reminder: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Open Comment Period Still Open

119.54KApril 14, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o April 7, 2014

In Extreme Weather, a Cell Phone Can Save a Life
Examples of Wireless Emergency Alerts Saving Lives
FEMA Enters Next Phase of Tribal Consultation on Pilot Guidance for Direct Tribal Declaration Requests under the Stafford Act
Recapping Capstone’s Largest Exercise – Alaska Shield
FEMA 101 – What is the Emergency Management Institute?
Notice of Availability for Final FEMA Office of Recovery’s Donated Resources Policy
National Fire Academy to Hold Board of Visitors Teleconference
Reminder: National Preparedness and Emergency Management Performance Grants Application Periods Still Open
Reminder: FEMA to Host Virtual Public Meetings on National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Participate in the National Day of Action on April 30th
This Week is National Volunteer Week

210.81KApril 7, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o March 31, 2014

FEMA’s Participation in the NEMA Mid-Year Forum
A call for participation in the first America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action
FEMA-101: What is the Center for Domestic Preparedness?
New hours for FEMA’s National Processing Service Centers
Funding Opportunity Announcements for FY 14 Preparedness Grants
FEMA to Host Virtual Public Meetings on National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
April is National Financial Capability Month

104.57KMarch 31, 2014
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o March 24, 2014

Funding Opportunity Announcements for FY 14 Preparedness Grants
FEMA to Host Virtual Public Meetings on National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Karen Armes Named Acting Regional Administrator of Region IX
Countdown to the First America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action
National Tsunami Awareness Week
NOAA Spring Outlook
New Tribal Consultation Policy – Open Comment Period Until March 31

68.39K
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA External Affairs Bulletin w/o March 17, 2014

FEMA, Federal Agencies Host Webinar for First America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Open Comment Period Begins
New Tribal Consultation Policy
Open for Comment: Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
National Flood Safety Awareness Week
EMI Hosts New Course on Community Dam Safety, Preparedness and Mitigation
National Alert and Warning System Wins Award for “Greatest Citizen Impact”

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