Saturday, February 25, 2012

Engagement Opportunities for Private and Nonprofit Sectors

Presidential Policy Directive 8 / PPD-8:
National Preparedness
Engagement Opportunities for Private and Nonprofit Sectors

“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.” March Webinar and In-Person Workshop Series Available – RSVP Now!

FEMA and its partners want to know what businesses and nonprofit groups think about a series of new documents related to how the private sector plays a role in national preparedness.

These documents are called “National Frameworks,” and they are part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 / PPD-8: National Preparedness.

The directive asks the whole community—including businesses, community- and faith-based organizations, schools, individuals and all levels of government—to work together to strengthen the resilience and security of the United States.

Together, the five National Frameworks will clearly define key preparedness roles and responsibilities for all whole community partners. The National Disaster Recovery Framework was released in September 2011. The focus is now on revising the National Response Framework and developing the Prevention, Protection and Mitigation Frameworks.

We are hosting webinars and in-person workshops for people to provide their thoughts on the private sector and nonprofit roles and responsibilities identified in the working draft Frameworks. We’re interested in validating content, identifying gaps and discussing new ideas. Framework authors will be on hand during the events to provide background information and answer questions. All feedback will be considered when revising and finalizing the working draft Frameworks.


Please choose the workshop(s) of interest to you. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Information on the draft Frameworks will be made available prior to the workshop.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, please visit  and click “PPD-8 Engagement Opportunities.”

If you require disability related accommodations to participate in this meeting, please provide details in the Needed Accommodations field on the registration page or contact us at, or at 202-646-4001 via telephone, 711 or video relay.

WEBINARS (Maximum Participants: 100 per session)

•March 7 from 4 to 6 p.m.: Prevention Framework
•March 12 from noon to 2 p.m.: Mitigation Framework
•March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.: Protection Framework
•March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.: Response Framework


Each webinar will last two hours and follow the same agenda, listed below.
•15 minutes – Introduction
•90 minutes – Discussion
•15 minutes – Closeout and Next Steps


(Maximum Participants: 50 per session)
•March 5 in Arlington, VA
•March 16 in Atlanta, GA
•March 20 West Coast – Location To Be Announced
•March 22 in Chicago, IL

Upon registration, further details about location and meeting logistics will be provided.

Each in-person workshop will follow the same structure and agenda, listed below.
•9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Introductions
•9:20 – 9:40 PPD-8 Frameworks Overview
•9:40 – 9:50 Break
•9:50 – 12:30 Private Sector / Non-Profit Sector Facilitated Discussion by Framework
•12:30 – 1:00 Summary and Next Steps


Private and nonprofit sectors can also engage in the following ways:
• Visit (Click on PPD-8 in the left to share ideas)
• Participate in National Disaster Recovery Framework Stakeholder Events: (Click on Engagement)
• Learn more about PPD-8, visit

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