Friday, March 22, 2019

Register...Drafting the NIST Privacy Framework: Workshop #2. Atlanta, GA

Be PROACTIVE now on privacy.

Privacy is an issue of concern for everyone.

If able to participate, participate.

BEMA International

Drafting the NIST Privacy Framework: Workshop #2

May 13, 2019 to May 14, 2019
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, Atlanta, Georgia
Registration closes on May 6, 2019. 

REMINDER: Register today for Drafting the NIST Privacy Framework: Workshop #2, on May 13-14, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia! To learn more and to register, visit the event website here by May 6th, or until registration reaches capacity.

This is part of a series of workshops on the Privacy Framework, and will provide an opportunity for attendees to actively engage in facilitated discussions to respond to a discussion draft of the framework. NIST will use the breakout sessions at this workshop as input to validate or adjust the discussion draft to support the next stage of the process: releasing a draft framework. We are hoping to livestream the opening remarks, and will share more information about this soon. We thank the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business in Atlanta, Georgia for hosting this event.

For more information about the Privacy Framework, including a working outline and summary analysis of Request for Information responses, please visit the NIST Privacy Framework website.


NIST Privacy Framework Team


Black Emergency Managers Association 
1231  Good Hope Road  S.E.
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Office:   202-618-9097 
bEMA International 

Hurricane Florence Long Term Recovery Grants Program. March 2019

We would like to introduce to you the Hurricane Florence Long Term Recovery Grants Program. The online application process is currently open and the deadline for application is April 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm EDT.

Documentation Links:  

1.  Request for Proposals   
2.  Using the GMIS (Grants Management Information System) as an applicant.

The American Red Cross is addressing the needs of Hurricane Florence survivors by reserving $3.8 million for a grant program that supports recovery services and extends the impact of current direct relief and financial assistance programs. This phase of recovery will prioritize the most vulnerable survivors in communities with the fewest recovery funding and service resources. These populations include, but are not limited to:
       Children, school-aged and younger
       Low-income households
       Culturally isolated communities, i.e., racial, ethnic or socio-economic groups
       Immigrants of all statuses
       Those with limited English proficiency
       Those with physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities
       Those living in rural or unincorporated areas with limited services
       Those not eligible for Red Cross individual assistance
       Those who lack access to Federal recovery resources

Applicant organizations may propose other populations and needs not yet identified by the Red Cross.

The priority of this Request for Proposals is to support established non-profit organizations with demonstrated experience in assisting individuals impacted by Hurricane Florence in federally-declared counties in North and South Carolina.

Program areas of support include:
       Home rebuild and repair
       Mold remediation
       Debris removal
       Temporary housing (i.e., rental housing)
       Access to licensed contractors
       Assistive/adaptive devices
       Health and mental health services
       Other essential social services

Additional detailed information is provided in the attached documents.

Please feel free to reach out to your relationship manager or me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your consideration.


Earl R. Brown | National Partner Relations & Agreements| National Disaster Partnerships

American Red Cross | National Headquarters | 431 18th . St. NW (3243) | Washington, DC 20006