CTP Collaboration Monthly Call for Content (due 1-29-21)

Click here to view CTP Collaboration Monthly Call for Content (due 1-29-21) as a PDF.


This is a request for articles to include in the February CTP Collaboration Monthly, to be distributed on Wednesday, February 3, 2021Articles are due no later than Friday, January 29, 2021. We are particularly interested in articles about the following subjects:

  • Project management best practices
  • Mapping projects
  • Outreach projects
  • Tools and resources for CTPs
  • Training opportunities
  • New technologies, websites, or digital products
  • Community outreach success stories

The CTP Collaboration Monthly contains a Best Practices section. If you have a project you’d like to highlight or if you know of another CTP who should be featured, please reach out to us. We can work with you to develop articles. Please reach out to katherine.duskin@associates.fema.dhs.gov to set up a time to talk.

Please provide any program updates, tools, resources and best practices that you wish to share with the broader CTP network, and follow the guidelines below for article submission. Also, please include any upcoming events.

Deadline

  • Please submit articles and/or event information no later than January 29, 2021.
  • Submit articles to katherine.duskin@associates.fema.dhs.gov

Requirements

  • Ensure articles are 2-4 paragraphs in length and contain all necessary links to resources.
  • Please include a picture and a brief caption with your article submission, if possible.

Remember, to receive this publication you must be registered for the Collaboration Center, which you can do at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTPCollabCenterAccess.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Katie Duskin, at katherine.duskin@associates.fema.dhs.gov.

Best regards,

CTP PM Program Support Team

PEW WEBINAR: Flood Resilience in the Year Ahead: State Innovations and Opportunities – January 21, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST

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Flood Resilience in the Year Ahead: State Innovations and Opportunities

January 21, 2021 | 1:00-2:00 PM EST

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Long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, state governments will continue to face monumental challenges, including what promises to be a sustained future with increased climate-related disaster risks. This grim reality has been made apparent yet again in 2020, a record year for wildfires and hurricanes. And this problem is growing at a time when states are already grappling with budget shortfalls that are unlikely to ease soon.

Since 2019, more than 10 states have mandated statewide resilience assessments or plans in order to coordinate investments and projects across agencies and localities to better prepare communities for natural hazards. This webinar will feature states leading the way to develop and implement statewide strategies that can manage vulnerabilities and increase resilience to future risks.

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Speakers will include:

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, State of Wisconsin
Dave Rosenblatt, New Jersey Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Commissioner, Climate and Flood Resilience NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resilience Officer and Director of Stormwater and Resiliency, RI Infrastructure Bank
Dan Lauf, Program Director, Center for Best Practices, National Governors’ Association
Mathew Sanders, Senior Manager, Flood-Prepared Communities, The Pew Charitable Trusts

This webinar is the first in a series hosted by Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative highlighting opportunities to advance flood-resilience planning and policy development in 2021. The second webinar, to be held in February 2021, will focus on opportunities for federal action to advance resilient infrastructure and flood mitigation in 2021.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts makes every effort to comply with federal, state, and local government ethics rules, including when hosting events. Please make sure that your participation is consistent with applicable ethics rules.

REMINDER: Call For Articles – CTP Collaboration Monthly – DUE Thursday 12/31/20

Click here to see Call for Articles CTP Monthly 12-31-20 as a PDF.


Hello CTP Stakeholders:

This is a friendly reminder to please submit articles and/or information no later than Thursday, December 31, 2020 (we recommend submitting before the New Year’s holiday) for the January CTP Collaboration Monthly, per the guidance below.

Sharing information, events, and best practices via the CTP Collaboration Monthly is one of the best ways to exchange knowledge and connect with your fellow CTPs.

Thank you!

Good Morning CTP Stakeholders:

My name is Katie Duskin and I am a contractor working on the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program team for FEMA’s Risk Management Directorate (RMD). This email is serving as a request for articles to include in the January CTP Collaboration Monthly, to be distributed on Wednesday, January 6, 2021Articles are due no later than Thursday, December 31, 2020 (we recommend submitting before the New Year’s holiday). We are particularly interested in articles about the following subjects:

  • Project management best practices
  • Mapping projects
  • Outreach projects
  • Tools and resources for CTPs
  • Training opportunities
  • New technologies, websites, or digital products
  • Community outreach success stories

The CTP Collaboration Monthly contains a Best Practices section. If you have a project you’d like to highlight or if you know of another CTP who should be featured, please reach out to us. We can work with you to develop articles. Please reach out to katherine.duskin@associates.fema.dhs.gov to set up a time to talk.

Please provide any program updates, tools, resources and best practices that you wish to share with the broader CTP network, and follow the guidelines below for article submission. Also, please include any upcoming events.

Deadline

  • Please submit articles and/or event information no later than December 31, 2020.
  • Submit articles to katherine.duskin@associates.fema.dhs.gov

Requirements

  • Ensure articles are 2-4 paragraphs in length and contain all necessary links to resources.
  • Please include a picture and a brief caption with your article submission, if possible.

Remember, to receive this publication you must be registered for the Collaboration Center, which you can do at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTPCollabCenterAccess.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Katie Duskin, at katherine.duskin@associates.fema.dhs.gov.

Best regards,

CTP PM Program Support Teamuary

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FEMA Region III Mitigation Coffee Break Webinars Announcement for 2021 (released 12-16-20)

Click here to view FEMA Region III Mitigation Coffee Break Webinars Announcement release of 12-16-20 as a PDF, or click here to view it in a browser window: FEMA Mitigation Coffee Break of 12-16-20 @ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSFEMA/bulletins/2af5f1b


About these Events

FEMA Region 3 is hosting a webinar series for hazard mitigation planners and other partners interested in reducing risk in their communities. These “Coffee Breaks” are hour-long webinar sessions hosted every other month to provide mitigation best practices and highlight the work happening at federal, regional, state, and community levels to reduce risk across the region.

The Coffee Breaks are open to everyone involved in hazard mitigation, resiliency, or risk reduction planning in the public and private sectors, which includes community planners, emergency managers, floodplain managers, GIS technicians, government officials, contractors, and anyone else involved in the development and implementation of hazard mitigation and risk reduction strategies.

Please note: Webinar log in/call in information will be sent out several days prior to the date of the Coffee Break.


Exploring FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance and Resources

January 13, 2021 from 11AM ET – 12PM ET

From planning guidance to resource toolkits, FEMA Region 3 has a vast array of materials available to help you mitigate hazards in your community. However, with so much available, it can be challenging to identify when and how to leverage each resource during the hazard mitigation planning process. This webinar will explore federal guidance and resources available to help communities prepare or update a Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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Connecting Climate Change to Hazard Mitigation Planning

March 17, 2021 11AM ET – 12PM ET

Communities throughout FEMA Region 3 are no stranger to the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters caused by climate change. Intense storms, heat waves, and extreme flooding all significantly challenge our communities and result in cascading impacts that we need to better prepare for. This webinar will explore where to get data on climate change and how to effectively support mitigation through incorporating this data into hazard mitigation planning efforts.

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Exploring Approaches to Plan Integration

May 19, 2021 11AM ET – 12PM ET

Plan Integration can be an overwhelming challenge: What tier of plans should I address: local, county, or planning district? How many of those plans within that tier should I review? What connecting questions should I ask about these plans? Are there any resources to assist me in this process? Please join us for our May Coffee Break to dive into these questions about plan integration approaches, as well as potential resources to assist you in this endeavor.

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Identifying Technical Assistance Opportunities and Resources

July 14, 2021 11AM ET – 12PM ET

FEMA Region 3 and State Partners both provide a diverse array of technical assistance and training opportunities to support local hazard mitigation planning. This webinar will provide an overview of some of these federal and state training opportunities, as well as how to develop and deliver a local workshop in your community.

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Understanding Mitigation: Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse

September 29, 2021 11AM ET – 12PM ET

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning can be a challenging concept for the general public to understand. In this coffee break, we will show how the latest Guide to Expanding Mitigation uses a zombie invasion to make mitigation easy to understand, accessible and fun. See how common mitigation actions such as zoning ordinances and fortifications can be applied to pop culture references and other natural hazards for better engagement across audiences.

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Assessing Substantial Damage through your Hazard Mitigation Plan

November 3, 2021 11AM ET – 12PM ET

For communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), substantial damage determinations are required by local floodplain management ordinances. Substantial damage applies to a structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) for which the total cost of post-disaster repairs is 50 percent or more of the structure’s pre-disaster market value. This webinar will explain the importance of assessing your community’s substantial damage process in your Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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‘Tis the Season for Releases: RMD ITDM Update on Program Increment 4

Click here to view RMD ITDM Update on Program Increment 4 – ‘Tis The Season For Releases as a PDF.


Mission Priorities and IT Projects in Development from October 22, 2020 – January 13, 2021

Program Increments (PI) are foundational to RMD’s commitment to delivering software or application functionality to customers in smaller, faster, consumable increments through Agile IT development. As our Agile development processes mature, these program increments will become shorter and our incremental releases will be more frequent. We want every season to be the season for releases!

FEMA Releases 2020 National Preparedness Report

December 22, 2020 11:33 AM


FEMA Releases 2020 National Preparedness Report

Today, FEMA released the 2020 National Preparedness Report, which only deals with actions taken in 2019. In its ninth year, this report presents an updated, risk-focused approach to summarizing the state of national preparedness.

The National Preparedness Report published in 2021 will explore the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and evaluate the response to it, reflecting the data that becomes available as the incident continues.

As an annual requirement of Presidential Policy Directive 8 and consistent with the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act reporting responsibilities, the National Preparedness Report (NPR) has assessed the nation’s preparedness posture since 2012. This report provides partners across the nation with insights into risks, vulnerabilities, and capabilities to support decisions about program priorities, resource allocations and community actions.

The 2020 NPR takes an updated, risk-focused approach to summarizing the state of national preparedness in 2019. The report presents a discussion of the risks the nation faces and how those risks drive the nation’s capability requirements, as well as how the nation uses capabilities to manage risks, including a high-level overview of the nation’s current capabilities. Also, the report includes initial results for the National Risk and Capability Assessment (NRCA). The NRCA meets requirements of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which requires “tiered, capability-specific performance objectives” to assess national preparedness. The 2020 report found that although affected communities may not be fully prepared to respond to nationally catastrophic incidents, an analysis of shared national capabilities indicates the nation as a whole is closer to achieving its national goals though some significant capability gaps still remain.

The report also highlights some of the persistent challenges the nation faces, how the Nation is working collectively to solve those challenges, and what the nation must continue to do to build on those successes. It also provides a deeper assessment of four identified focus areas: Cascading Impacts, Public-Private Partnerships, Vulnerable Populations, and Housing.


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Job Opportunity: State Resiliency Office Deputy, West Virginia State Resiliency Office (SRO) – Application Deadline 1/4/21

Job opportunity below shared through the West Virginia State Resiliency Office with their network of partners. Please share with anyone that may be interested.

West Virginia State Resiliency Office (SRO) job posting        12/17/2020


OVERVIEW
Title: State Resiliency Office Deputy
Division: The Governor’s Office
Reports To: State Resiliency Officer
Work Unit: State Resiliency Office
Annual Salary: $85,000.00
Opening Date: December 21, 2020
Closing Date: January 4, 2021

NATURE OF WORK
Serves as a principle advisor to the State Resiliency Officer. Performs complex executive level work involving the development, planning, coordination, and execution of the West Virginia State Resiliency Office mission. Responsible for the efficient and effective execution of all programs and activities related to the State Resiliency office. Oversees the formulation of goals and objectives of the State Resiliency Office programs and for ensuring compliance with the regulations, guidelines requirements set forth in Article 31 of the West Virginia State Code. The work of this position involves strategic and operational planning, policy development, the execution and integration of complex and multi-faceted programs statewide. Oversees the development of policies and work procedures, operational priorities and establishment of goals and objectives for all West Virginia State Resiliency Office programs and personnel. Assist the State Resiliency Officer in coordinating and developing major policies related to resiliency initiatives statewide. Interacts effectively with a wide variety of federal, state, and local emergency management officials, community organization leaders, volunteer organizations and the general public.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Minimum 3 years managerial or strategic planning experience in matters relating to flood control and hazard mitigation or, alternatively, in disaster recovery, emergency management, or emergency response. Be thoroughly knowledgeable in matters relating to flood control and hazard mitigation, or alternatively, in matters relating to disaster recovery, emergency management, and emergency response.

HOW TO APPLY
Anyone interested in applying for this position must submit a cover letter and resume to the State Resiliency Office via email to Amanda.M.Hatfield@wv.gov. To be considered for this position, all documents must be received by the closing date.


The State of West Virginia assures all applicants of equal opportunity when applying for employment. No applicant will be discriminated against based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or any other non-job-related factors.?

Contact Information

Amanda.M.Hatfield@wv.gov

FEMA Releases Additional Funds for 2020 Mitigation Grants & NOFO Opportunity Fact Sheet (12-15-20)

Each year, FEMA identifies and makes available additional funds from previous grant cycles from projects that were completed under budget or were not implemented. This year, following the release of the fiscal year 2020 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program, FEMA has identified an additional $40 million available in funding.

This increase amends the NOFO issued on Aug. 4, 2020 to reflect the total amount of FMA funding to $200 million.

FEMA Releases Additional Funds for 2020 Mitigation Grants (12-15-20)
FEMA Notice of Funding Opportunity FMA-FY20 Fact Sheet (December 2020)