Reminder: Request for
Proposals for Promising Practices Presentation
Dear Colleagues, Reminder and
Deadline Extension: Submit Promising Practices Proposals by Monday, July
Office of Disability Integration & Coordination (ODIC) at the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) National Network, led by the Pacific ADA Center, are seeking
proposals for webinar presentations for issues and promising practices in
emergency management inclusive of people with disabilities and others
with access and functional needs that will begin in the Fall 2015. The
webinars will provide an exciting opportunity for emergency managers,
people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs,
first responders, planners, community organizations, and other community
partners to exchange knowledge and information on promising practices in
inclusive emergency preparedness for the whole community. Topics have
related to emergency preparedness and disaster response, recovery and
mitigation as well as accessibility and reasonable accommodation issues
under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA and other relevant laws.
now invite individuals and organizations across the country to describe
inclusive emergency management practices. Reviewers from FEMA ODIC and
the Pacific ADA Center (on behalf of the ADA National Network) will
select practices that have promise for national dissemination. These
promising practices will be presented in monthly webinars sponsored by
the two organizations. We encourage proposals that highlight inclusive
practices in emergency management, response and recovery, mitigation, as
well as practices for integrating people with disabilities in emergency
Please note that we have extended the deadline to close of
business, Monday, July 27, 2015.
you are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out the attached
form and return by July 27, 2015.
submit your application by fax at 540-504-2830 or by
email to Jacob.Rodrigueznoble@fema.dhs.gov.
Webinars will be selected by September 29, 2015. Together we can achieve
preparedness inclusive of the whole community.
Lewis Kraus, Deputy Director
Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute
555 12th Street, Suite 215
Oakland, CA 94607
Marcie Roth, Director
Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472
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