FEMA Region III Resilience Report, Spring 2021 – with event announcements

Click here to view the Spring 2021 FEMA Region III Resilience Report as a webpage.


QUICK HIGHLIGHTS & EVENTS:

ARTICLE: Pennsylvania Pilots Plan Implementation and Grants Development Workshop

FEMA Region 3 and state partners are working to build local capacity through Plan Implementation and Grant Development (PIGD) workshops. These workshops are targeted at helping local officials connect the dots between Hazard Mitigation Planning and HMA grant application development.

In December 2020, Pennsylvania piloted a two-day virtual PIGD workshop for local officials in and near Cambria County. The first day of this workshop focused on providing an overview of Hazard Mitigation Planning and Hazard Mitigation Assistance, and the second day focused on grant eligibility requirements, scope of work best practices, and identifying new and existing funding opportunities to address community needs. Throughout this workshop, FEMA, state partners and other relevant stakeholders presented and provided insight on the grant application process. There were also breakout sessions focused on topics including benefit-cost analysis, environmental historic preservation and the grant application development process.

Overall, the pilot was successful and will help inform future workshops. Tom Hughes, Pennsylvania State Hazard Mitigation Officer, explained that one of the key aspects that helped make this workshop a success was the state’s partnership with Cambria County in hosting the event. The county did an excellent job in getting the word out about the workshop and encouraging attendance, and stakeholder involvement will be emphasized for future events. Hughes also said that this year Pennsylvania received the most non-disaster grant applications ever, and many of the applications can likely be attributed to the guidance provided at the PIGD workshop. This workshop provided momentum in Pennsylvania, and the state plans to replicate the PIGD workshop in other locations throughout 2021.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

4/12/2021-4/15/2021: Training: E0212: Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Developing Quality Application Elements, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

4/21/2021: PAFPM Webinar: Hazard Mitigation Planning in Floodplain Management, Virtual

4/21/2021: Penn State Extension: Planning for Growth, Prosperity & Resiliency, Virtual

4/26/2021-4/29/2021: Training: E0177: Advanced Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/3/2021-5/5/2021: Training: E0102: Science of Disaster, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/5/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Exploring Approaches to Plan Integration, Virtual

5/5/2021-5/7/2021: 2021 National American Planning Association (APA) Conference, Virtual

5/10/2021-5/14/2021: Association of State Floodplain Managers 45th Annual National Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Virtual

5/10/2021-5/13/2021: Training: E0179: Application of Hazus for Disaster Operations, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/24/2021-5/27/2021: Training: E0170: Hazus for Hurricane, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

5/24/2021-5/27/2021: Training: E0273: Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/7/2021-6/10/2021: Training: E8510: Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/14/2021-6/17/2021: Training: E0279: Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Buildings, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/21/2021-6/24/2021: Training: E0313: Basic Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/28/2021-7/1/2021: Training: E0190: ArcGIS for Emergency Managers, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

6/28/2021-7/1/2021: Training: E0273: Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

7/14/2021-7/16/2021: Training: E0102: Science of Disaster, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

7/15/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Identifying Technical Assistance Opportunities and Resources, Virtual

7/19/2021-7/20/2021: Training: E0103: Planning Emergency Operations, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

7/19/2021-7/22/2021: Training: E0172: Hazus for Flood, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

8/9/2021-8/13/2021: Training: E0101: Foundations of Emergency Management, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

8/30/2021-9/2/2021: Training: E0273: Managing Floodplain Development thru the NFIP, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

8/30/2021-9/2/2021: Training: E0313: Basic Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/13/2021-9/16/2021: Training: E0177: Advanced Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/20/2021-9/23/2021: Training: E0317: Comprehensive Data Management for Hazus, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/22/2021-9/24/2021: Training: E0102: Science of Disaster, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/27/2021-9/28/2021: Training: E0103: Planning Emergency Operations, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/27/2021-9/28/2021: Training: E0213: Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Application Review and Evaluation, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

9/29/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Understanding Mitigation: Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse, Virtual

9/29/2021-9/30/2021: Training: E0214: Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Project Implementation and Programmatic Closeout, Emmitsburg, Maryland*

10/17/2021-10/19-2021: Pennsylvania APA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

11/3/2021: FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break: Assessing Substantial Damage through your Hazard Mitigation Plan, Virtual

*FEMA continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as it relates to COVID-19. Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.