Saturday, December 10, 2016

7th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti’s Earthquake Victims Thursday January 12th 2017 at The Hamilton Customs House, NYC 1pm -5pm

Join IHOM for The 7th Annual Memorial for Haiti
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Join us at the 7th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti’s Earthquake Victims
Thursday January 12th 2017  at The Hamilton Customs House
1pm -5pm
          As a proud Haitian, I believe we carry the strength and greatness of our ancestors with us and move in their honor throughout life’s many adversities. Even through natural disaster, we continue to push, both in the diaspora and on the mainland, to be better in every possible area we can. We continue to strive for our nation Haiti to become the pearl she once was and to inspire our brothers and sisters across the globe to do the same. It is with this goal, that we, The International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries, Inc. (IHOM) on this 7th Memorial of Haiti Earthquake, invite our brothers and sisters of other nations to join in our Interfaith Memorial Service to commemorate the lives of all those lost by natural disaster around the world.

          Haiti lost a nation within a Nation on January 12, 2010 when the South of Haiti was devastated by a magnitude 7.5 Earthquake in 35 seconds. Additionally, Hurricane Matthew has taken the lives of hundreds more beloved countrymen this past summer.  Haiti was a pivotal land and its inhabitants contributed so much to the rest of the world, that it's time she is recognized for that role and now help be a catalyst for healing for all our nations that have experienced loss like ours.  It is in this backdrop The International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries, Inc. cordially invites you to join us for The 7th Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti.  The memorial will take place in at The Alexander Hamilton US Customs House, 1 Bowling Green on Thursday January 12th 2016 at 1p-5p. A cocktail reception at 5pm will immediately follow.

         IHOM, in partnership with the City of New York’ Public Officials and other nonprofit organizations; has been successfully producing this event for the community since 2011. Our purpose is to memorialize the 350,000+ lives lost in the earthquake that decimated a few major cities in Haiti in 2010 as well as keep attention on the ongoing assistance Haiti needs while building support for programs that will sustain her future. The International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries (IHOM, Inc.) was formed out of the need to organize, mobilize and inspire stakeholder participation in addressing the Economic, Social and Cultural needs of the people of Haiti (both in the Diaspora and on the Mainland) as the whole world embarks on diverse avenues of recovery in Haiti's post-earthquake era. Your continued support helps us with this mission.

          Your participation and your partnership in sharing his upcoming event will help to galvanize our community by showing that we are not alone in the issues that arise, reminding us that Haitians have played an intricate part in history, and inspiring us to do so once again.

          We look forward to seeing you.

Henri J. Desrosiers, NP
Chairman & Founder

Invitation to FEMA Webinars: Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Program Grants, and Non-Disaster Grants System 3.0 December 9, 2019

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory
Invitation to FEMA Webinars:
Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Program Grants,
and Non-Disaster Grants System 3.0
 December 9, 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invites you to participate in an upcoming webinar on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program).

To enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks across the Nation, the Secretary of Homeland Security designated funding for FEMA to develop and administer the CCTA Program. The FY 2016 CCTA Program provides $35.94 million in funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions of different types, sizes, and capabilities to improve their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.

Eligible applicants for the FY 2016 CCTA Program include:
  • Local governments (as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.64)
  • State governments (including all 56 States and territories, which consists of any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Federally-recognized Tribal governments. 
CCTA Program Webinar
FEMA is hosting a webinar for interested applicants to understand the program’s objectives and priorities, available grant funding, application requirements, application submission process, and the review and selection process. Three different dates are available to accommodate schedules. All webinars will include the same information, so it is only necessary to attend one. Advanced registration is required due to space limitations. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

CCTA Program Webinar dates, times, and registration web links are listed below. Please follow the link to register for the specified webinar. Please register for the date/time that best fits your schedule.
Please note that there will be a limited amount of conference lines available. If you plan on viewing this webinar as a group, only one registration is required to access the webinar.

We strongly encourage interested participants to send program-related questions to prior to the webinar so that responses may be addressed at that time. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) posted on FEMA’s website at will be updated as necessary to provide responses to questions raised during the webinar.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the webinar, please send to

Thank you for your interest in the FY 2016 CCTA Program and the upcoming webinar. We look forward to providing you information on this new program!

Non-Disaster Grants System Online Training
The FEMA Grant Programs Directorate will be offering the following online training session for potential applicants on the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System 3.0 on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 from 1:00pm–3:00pm EST.

 During the online training grantees will learn how to:
  • Register and login to the ND Grants system
  • Review and approve access requests
  • Navigate the system  
  • Assign system user roles
  • Create and update organizations       
  • Adding and updating contacts
  • Request access to organizations       
  • Start an application in Grants.Gov
  • Complete & submit an application in ND Grants    
  • Review and accept award packages
  • Create and update amendments
  • Submit & view performance reports
Online training sessions are limited to 60 participants each and registrations will be assigned on a first comes first served basis.  Interested participants must contact FEMA’s Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk to request a registration form for the ND Grants Webinar by phone at (800) 368-6498 or via e-mail to

Once registered for a training session, you will receive further instructions and information via email. If you do not receive confirmation of your registration within 48 hours of submission please e-mail to ensure your registration form was received.

Any questions about the online trainings can be sent to

If you have any other questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at

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