Monday, October 10, 2022

Financial Literacy when Disasters Strike Training. Free.. October 20, 2022.. FEMA, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Columbia University

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Dear Learner,

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness will be conducting a live, virtual training for:

PER-387: Improving Individual and Households’ Financial Literacy and Management to Support Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

  • Who: Public and private sectors in Flint, MI, the state of MI, and FEMA Region V and VII.
  • When: October 20th, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 AM ET - 2:30 PM ET (includes a half hour for lunch and breaks throughout the training)
  • How:
  • Complete the pre-test before October 20, 2022.
  • Attend the virtual session via Zoom
  • Cost: Free

About this Course
This course will provide learners with information on individual and household financial literacy and the potential financial effects of disasters. Some of the areas covered in the course include developing pre-disaster plans for financial literacy, understanding disaster assistance programs available to individuals and households, and understanding vulnerability to disasters.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key elements of individual/household financial literacy, including critical components of pre-disaster planning.
  • Recognize ways to coordinate intermediate and long-term plans among whole-community partners who can support individual/household financial recovery.
  • Identify components of a personal economic recovery plan that incorporates resources from public, private, and volunteer agencies.
  • Restate individual/household action steps for increasing disaster financial readiness as part of a disaster financial management strategy.
Registration and Prerequisite Information:
  1. Register for a FEMA Student Identification Number (FEMA SID) at
  2. Create an account at 
  3. Select the catalog link at the top:
  4. Select the icon, "PER-387BLMI: Improving Individual and Households’ Financial Literacy and Management to Support Post-Disaster Economic Recovery," and enroll.
  5. The prerequisites include a pre-test that should be completed before the training.
Thank you in advance and reach out to us at if you have any trouble registering.

~ NCDP Training Team

Please feel free to share this with your staff and network.
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia Climate School at Columbia University has been awarded FEMA grants focusing on post-disaster economic and housing recovery. These free trainings include several collaborative activities, planning tools, tool kits, and geographic information system resources that learners can incorporate into their work practices.

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