FEMA is seeking public comments for programs that deal
with climate change and underserved populations.
FEMA posted in the Federal
Register a Request for Information on programs,
regulations and policies. The feedback will assist FEMA in
identifying specific action that will better address climate change
and underserved communities and populations. The comment period will
be open through June 21.
President Joseph R. Biden issued three executive
requiring agencies to assess programs to determine the following:
agency programs and policies perpetuate systemic barriers to
opportunities and benefits for people of color and other
additional agency actions are required to bolster resilience to
agency programs, policies and activities address the
disproportionately high and adverse climate-related impacts on
Comments can be submitted through June 21 via the
Federal eRulemaking Portal, Docket ID: FEMA-2021-0011.
Please follow the instructions on the page and contact the Regulations.gov
Help Desk if you have technical issues.
FEMA encourages public comment and responses to these
questions. For additional information on the request for information,
These roadmaps are part of a series that FEMA
developed last year to assist state, local, tribal and territorial
partners in identifying potential sources of funding and other
resources to assist with the pandemic recovery.
The five roadmaps, food and nutrition, housing,
healthcare, education and economic recovery were developed in
partnership with nearly 30 federal interagency partners, including
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Commerce. Each
roadmap identifies potential solutions to address specific challenge
areas and describes how supplemental and certain annual appropriated
funds can be used to implement recovery solutions.
All of the COVID-19 Resource Roadmaps can be found on FEMA.gov.
These resource typing documents will facilitate the
sharing of deployable resource types at all jurisdictional levels. To
provide comments on the drafts, complete the feedback
form on FEMA.gov
and submit the form to firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than 5 p.m. ET on June 10.
The application period for six competitive
preparedness grant programs, with $500 million available in funding,
will close at 5 p.m. ET on May 14.
Part of the DHS Preparedness Grants portfolio, the
grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and
territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities,
nonprofit organizations and the private sector.
Preparedness grants improve the nation’s readiness in
preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and
mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other
emergencies. The grants reflect the Department’s focus on
funding for programs that address our nation’s immediate security
needs and ensure public safety in our communities.
The application period closes at 5 p.m. on May 14 for
the following six competitive programs, which will be awarded this
FEMA’s National Exercise Division
has developed exercise starter kits with sample documents to assist
organizations in planning and conducting tabletop exercises
aligning with the updated National Exercise Program 2021-2022
Principal's Strategic Priorities.
FEMA will host webinars for whole
community exercise practitioners. The webinars will introduce the
new exercise starter kits, providing stakeholders with an overview
of the kits along with how to use them. The webinars are scheduled
The International Code Council
launched the Building Safety Month initiative each May more than 40
years ago. The annual educational campaign raises awareness
about the importance of building codes to ensure safety in the
spaces in which we live, work and learn.
This year’s weekly themes
emphasize “Prevent, prepare, protect. Building Codes Save.” With
ongoing social distancing and safety measures in mind, all planned
events during the month will be held virtually. The weekly themes
for the 2021 Building Safety Month are:
More information about Building
Safety Month, including details regarding virtual events, can be
found at: www.buildingsafetymonth.org.
In addition, initiatives throughout the month will be highlighted
on using the hashtag #BuildingSafety365.
The FEMA Office of External
Affairs (OEA) provides this bulletin to highlight the agency's recent
and upcoming program and policy activities and announcements. Feedback
is welcome at email@example.com.
Previous editions are available at www.fema.gov/fema-bulletin.
This bulletin is not intended to provide a comprehensive list of
policies that are open for public comment, nor does it describe all of
the instructions or requirements necessary to submit a comment. For a
complete list of instructions and deadlines please click the hyperlinks
included. FEMA does not endorse any non-government organizations,
entities or services. To learn more about FEMA's Office of External
Affairs, visit the FEMA website.
The Black Emergency Managers Association International
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African Public Health Coalition
Upward African Women
Mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.