Monday, January 31, 2022

Opportunity: Intern. State Climate Policy Network

 WE'RE HIRING: STATE CLIMATE POLICY NETWORK INTERN

As our State Climate Policy Network Intern, you will work closely with our SCPN Manager and take on a wide array of responsibilities. You will support our regular programming work, produce articles and blog posts on climate policy, and play a critical role in bringing new people into the state climate policy movement. | APPLY NOW

Black History Month. Honors with the Chief.

 

Honors w/ the Chief

 

The Public Safety Consortium Presents

 

In 1790, Maryland and Virginia ceded portions of their land in order to establish the Federal City. After the creation of the Federal City, for 10 years, DC had constables who were named and appointed by Maryland and Virginia. In 1802, DC was given the authority to police itself. In 1861 the Metropolitan Police Department was created and supported by President Abraham Lincoln. Attorney William B. Webb was appointed the first Superintendent of the Police for Washington, DC. From the first Police Chief in 1861 to 1977, twenty-two Chiefs later, the first African American Police Chief, the late Burtell M. Jefferson was appointed in January 1978 by the late Marion Barry, Jr. Who: Chief Robert Contee, III, one of the youngest police chiefs in the history of DC, and a major City in America, and an African American.

 

U.S. Commercial Service U.S. Caribbean Business Conference April 12-13, 2022

 

What's New in Exporting


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U.S. Commercial Service  

U.S. Caribbean Business Conference 

 

Please join the U.S. Caribbean Business Conference 2022 in Miami, Florida.  The Caribbean represents a large $23 billion export market for U.S. firms. The South Florida District Export Council in collaboration with Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service is organizing the conference to help your company access opportunities across this important region.

U.S. Caribbean Business Conference 2022 participants will receive up-to-date market intelligence and help developing practical strategies for winning procurements and for exporting their goods
and services.

The program will include U.S. diplomats, industry professionals, trade experts, international business experts, high-level government officials and seasoned exporters – with plenty of opportunity for
networking.

EXPLORING THE MARKETS OF THE CARIBBEAN
Topics discussed in the presentation will include:   

What are the best markets for your product across the Caribbean?
What are the infrastructure development opportunities?
What U.S. government resources are available to help win government tenders?
What are today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities?
What challenges do these dynamic markets present to U.S. companies?

Date:       April 12 - 13, 2022

Where:    Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon 

Cost:       $395

Contact:  Eduardo.Torres@trade.gov

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

There is still time..... 6-month pilot program begins on January 29th

 

We must act as if we answer to, and only answer to, our ancestors, our children, and the unborn. — Amilcar Cabra

January 29th deadline date is still not too late.

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WOLCF U.S. Foreign Service Initiative

Program Dates: January-June 2022 (monthly Saturday meetings)

Application Deadline: Immediately

 

The William O. Lockridge Community Foundation (WOLCF)'s new U.S. Foreign Service Initiative is designed to introduce students to careers in international affairs.

 

This 6-month pilot program begins on January 29th and will meet one Saturday each month until June 25th.

 

Students will be exposed to international trade; Africa fashion; tourism (Benin Embassy); diplomacy (New York); media, exposure, language, and culture; and land resources and science.

 

The program is for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders in Wards 7 and 8. The deadline has just been extended until available slots are filled.

Interested students should sign up right away at https://tinyurl.com/ForeignServices. Questions? Contact Austin Cooper at austincooper@hotmail.com or 202-550-1149. 

Friday, January 28, 2022

HOPE. Washington, D.C. 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

We must act as if we answer to, and only answer to, our ancestors, our children, and the unborn. — Amilcar Cabra

Is anything like this in your city or town for our next generation leaders?


 

2022 Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

Today the 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program started accepting applications from DC residents ages 14-24. The program is set to serve 14,000 this year, so be sure to share the application with the young people in your life who need a job for the summer! The program will run from June 27 through August 5, and there are both virtual and in-person options within the program.  

Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 28.

 

 

 

 

 

Black Emergency Managers Association International

Washington, D.C.


 

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Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and  Partnering (C5&P)

 

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We must act as if we answer to, and only answer to, our ancestors, our children, and the unborn. — Amilcar Cabra
 

WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING Spectrum Regulation and Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Climate Inaction, Injustice Worsened by Finance Fiasco

 

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Many factors frustrate the international cooperation needed to address the looming global warming catastrophe. As most rich nations have largely abdicated responsibility, developing countries need to think and act innovatively and cooperatively to better advance the South. Climate action The world is woefully offtrack to achieving the current international consensus that it is necessary to […]

 

Our Global Food Systems Are Rife with Injustice

 

Our Global Food Systems Are Rife with Injustice: Here’s How We Can Change This

 

The pandemic – alongside growing threats from climate change, widespread malnutrition, economic instability and geopolitical conflict – has heightened problems with the ways we produce, distribute and consume food. And it’s made clear the urgent need to make global food systems more just. An example of modern food injustice is that if you’re poor or […]

Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions for January and February. January 2022

 

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NTIA will host broadband grant program public virtual listening sessions in connection with the five new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program; and the Digital Equity Act Programs, which include the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program, State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program. These public virtual listening sessions are designed to collect stakeholder input to help inform program development and implementation.

NTIA will hold the public virtual listening sessions based on the following schedule:

  1. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #3: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET;
  2. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #4: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET; and
  3. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Programs Public Virtual Listening Session #5: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

These listening sessions will be hosted via NTIA’s virtual platform and conducted as a live public listening session. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA website .

Federal Register Notice: Broadband Grant Programs Public Virtual Listening Sessions




Earn your FEMA certificate with web-based housing disaster recovery training January 2022

 

Housing Recovery

Earn your FEMA certificate with web-based

housing disaster recovery training

 

Take one or all of the housing disaster recovery web-based courses and learn how to conduct impact assessments, learn about the impacts of pre-disaster planning, and learn best practices for post-disaster planning.

Web-Based Housing Disaster Recovery Training

·    AWR-370-W Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery: Conducting Impact Assessments

·    AWR 371-W Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery: Pre-Disaster Planning

·    AWR 372-W Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery: Post-Disaster Planning

·    AWR-386-W Establishing Collaborative Case Management Services

·    AWR-387-W Executing Strategies to Rapidly Rehabilitate Damaged Housing

·    PER-389-W Incorporating Best Practices for Short-Term and Long-Term Housing Construction

Click here to Enroll in Housing and Disaster Recovery Training


Monday, January 24, 2022

FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council Recruits Next Generation of Emergency Managers January 2022



FEMA is accepting applications for the 2022 Youth Preparedness Council. If you know a teen interested in preparedness and community service, encourage them to apply.

The diverse and distinguished council was created in 2012 to bring together youth leaders interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities. During their one-year term on the virtual council, members meet peers from across the country, build leadership skills and serve their schools and communities. Members also have the unique opportunity to participate in an annual summit, and share their perspectives, feedback and opinions directly with FEMA leaders and staff.

This opportunity is open for students in grades 8 through 11. Members are chosen based on their passion for preparedness and helping others, their involvement in their community and their ability to work in a team and as a leader. All applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on March 6.

FEMA will host an applicant information session on Feb. 17 for those interested in learning more about the council and the application process.

To learn more about the Youth Preparedness Council, visit Ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.

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Cal OES Announces new "Prepare California" Notice of Funding Opportunity, Plus Updated HMGP Timeline January 2022

 

 

Cal OES Announces new "Prepare California" Notice of Funding Opportunity, Plus Updated HMGP Timeline

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) recently announced an update to the timeline for the 2021 funding opportunity for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). In addition, Cal OES announced a new one-time, state-funded initiative (“Prepare California”) to help socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities jumpstart their progress toward greater resilience through advanced outreach, technical assistance, and funds to subsidize local mitigation and resilience initiatives.

Please review the updated Notice of Funding Opportunity linked below for further details on the revised HMGP timeline and information on two new opportunities for funding under the Prepare California Initiative:

·    The PrepCA Jumpstart program will provide capacity building funding for eligible socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities.

·    The PrepCA Match program will cover 100% of the local cost share for HMGP for eligible socially vulnerable and high hazard risk communities.

This information and additional resources are available on the Cal OES HMGP webpage.

 

 

For questions, more information or to discuss your project, reach out to Cal OES staff at hma@caloes.ca.gov.

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