2015 FEMA Individual And Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open

FEMA News:

DENTON, Texas – Time is running out to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards.

The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared and more resilient.

FEMA will review all entries and select the finalists. A panel of representatives from the emergency management community will then select winners in each of the following categories:

  • Outstanding Citizen Corps Council;
  • Community Preparedness Heroes;
  • Awareness to Action;
  • Technological Innovation;
  • Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness;
  • Preparing the Whole Community;
  • Outstanding Community Emergency Response Team Initiatives;
  • Outstanding Citizen Corps Partner Program; and
  • Excellence in Volunteer Sustainability.

Winners will be announced in the fall of 2015 and will be FEMA’s guests at a community preparedness roundtable event. More information about the awards is available at http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-awards.

To be considered for this year’s awards, all submissions must be received by April 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST and must feature program activities taking place between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 10, 2015. Applications should be submitted to citizencorps@fema.dhs.gov.                                             

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