• Save the Dates! RNPN “Alliances for Equity” Virtual Forum Series – Oct.7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

    From: Resilient Nation Partnership Network
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    Subject: Save the Dates! RNPN “Alliances for Equity” Virtual Forum Series


    The Resilient Nation Partnership Network (RNPN) is excited to announce the “Alliances for Equity” Virtual Forum Series in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)!

    We are thrilled to have repurposed the RNPN Annual Forum into a month-long virtual series focused on “Alliances for Equity,” with weekly sessions taking place on October 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.

    Join us as we discuss current efforts to adopt equitable practices across the field of resilience. Diverse, cross-sector voices will help drive important conversations on prioritizing and planning for equity in resilience, building actionable steps toward much-needed change.

    Every Wednesday in October, join us for important conversations and sessions led by the following individuals and organizations:

    • Keynote: Dr. Atyia Martin, Founder and CEO of All Aces, Inc.
    • William Averette Anderson Fund
    • Institute for Sustainable Communities
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM)
    • The National League of Cities
    • The Department of Veteran Affairs
    • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    • Climate Finance Advisors
    • Quantified Ventures
    • Small Business Administration
    • AARP
    • Passamaquoddy Tribal Government
    • Center for American Progress
    • The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
    • Institute for Building Technology and Safety
    • International Code Council
    • National Low-Income Housing Coalition
    • Enterprise Community Partners
    • Pew Charitable Trusts
    • State Chief Resilience Officers
    • King County, WA
    • Senior leadership from FEMA and NOAA

    We are looking forward to sharing more details on the agenda and registration very soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars for October 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ET, and please share the attached “Save the Date” with your networks!

    If you have questions, please contact FEMA-ResilientNation@fema.dhs.gov.

    Thank you!

    Bradley Dean
    Partnership Lead
    Resilient Nation Partnership Network
    C: 202-417-4486
    FEMA-ResilientNation@fema.dhs.gov

     

  • Second State EJ Training Webinar session for 2020 – October 21 at 1:00 EST

    Second State EJ Training Webinar session for 2020 – October 21 at 1:00 EST

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    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/incorporating-equity-in-disaster-mitigation-and-climate-adaptation-programs-tickets-121005768511

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s second State EJ Training Webinar session for 2020 will focus on “Incorporating Equity in Disaster Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Programs”. In light of current severe weather events both proliferating and intensifying, this webinar is extremely relevant and timely. It will feature presentations from:

    • Florida Department of Environmental Protection – on social vulnerability assessment,
    • Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs – on the state’s equity investments in its climate adaptation programs, and
    • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality – on the inspiring story of the relocation of the historic African American township of Princeville, NC

    This session, scheduled on October 21 at 1:00 EST, is now open for registration. REGISTER NOW and please share this information with your colleagues and networks. For more information, contact Charles Lee (lee.charles@epa.gov) or Ericka Farrell (farrell.ericka@epa.gov). We apologize in advance for any cross-postings.

    Ron Davis, CFM
    Illinois Office of Water Resources
    One Natural Resources Way
    Springfield, IL  62702
    217-524-7200


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  • Free Webinar on FEMA P-2055, Post-disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guidance
  • September Montana HighGround Newsletter

    Click here to view September 2020 Montana HighGround Newsletter as a PDF.


     

  • Final CERC Webinar Materials-Expanding Mitigation (9-9-20)
  • Seven New Guides are out on FEMA Region 2
  • Preparedness Month: ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness – Month-long Virtual Disaster Symposium

    Click here to view Preparedness Month: ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness – Month-long Virtual Disaster Symposium as a a PDF.


    The ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness is presenting a month-long virtual disaster symposium in recognition of Preparedness Month. All of these programs will be held via zoom, free of charge to attorneys and non-attorneys alike. 

    Please share with your networks!


    Responding to a Natural Disaster During a Public Health Emergency – A State and Local Government Perspective

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020: 1:00 – 2:30 CT

    While the nation is focused on its response to COVID-19, state and local governments are faced with new challenges in responding to natural disasters during this public health emergency. This panel will feature perspectives from state and local governments to discuss what they are doing to adequately respond to this added complexity of emergency management. The program will also feature an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Program, which helps state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. Cosponsored by the ABA State and Local Government Committee.

    Moderator: Andrew VanSingel, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness

    Speakers: Brock Long, Executive Chairman at Hagerty Consulting, former FEMA Administrator; Christy Rojas, Emergency Management Deputy Director and Emergency Coordinating Officer, Volunteer Florida; Capt. Kevin Sweeney, Commander of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division; Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Hon. Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge; Michelle F. Zaltsberg, Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC


    Coming Together When We Can’t Be Together—How to Help Disaster Survivors During a Public Health Crisis 

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020: 1:00 – 2:30 CT

    After a disaster, recovery centers are stood up to bring together agencies that can provide assistance to disaster survivors. Recovery centers are an integral part for the legal community to provide outreach, education, and legal services, as it is an efficient means of finding disaster survivors. A public health emergency like COVID19 may prevent these recovery centers from standing up after a major disaster, which begs the question—How do we find, and help these survivors? This panel will discuss the new ideas and opportunities of helping disaster survivors during an overlapping public health emergency. Cosponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and the Center for Pro Bono and Public Service.

    Moderator: Ted Howard, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants

    Speakers: Linda Anderson Stanley, Director, Disaster Legal Services, ABA Young Lawyers Division; Linley Boone-Almaguer, Disaster Assistance Attorney, Edinburg Branch Manager, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid; Mary DeWitt-Dia, Manager, National Partnerships, Disaster Cycle Services, American Red Cross; Miri Miller, Deputy General Counsel, Americas, Dentsu Aegis Network; Free Palmer, Chief, Disaster Recovery Centers Unit, Individuals and Households Branch/ Field Services, Section, Individual Assistance Division, DHS/FEMA; Leslie N. Powell-Boudreaux, Executive Director, Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.; Elizabeth B. Savage, W. C. Dawson Fellow, Disaster Relief Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.


    Technology and the Courts: Bridging the Gap, or Deepening the Divide?

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020: 1:00 – 2:30 CT

    COVID-19 has forced court systems across the country to implement a number of changes to help the justice system continue to function in the time of public health crisis. From issuing marriage licenses remotely to conducting jury trials via Zoom, courts are using technology to keep the wheels of justice moving. But with a new way of doing things comes new issues, such as access to technology, access to in-person services, client confidentiality, and cybersecurity, to name a few. This panel will discuss what the courtroom looks like during a pandemic, and if an overlapping natural disaster will augment that playbook. Cosponsored by the ABA Judicial Division.

    Moderator: Hon. Rena Van Tine, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, Law Jury Section

    Speakers: Hon. Mark A. Drummond (ret.); Quinten Steenhuis, Clinical Fellow, Suffolk Law School Legal Innovation and Technology Lab; Claudia Johnson, Program Manager, LawHelp Interactive


    Who Pays for Disasters, and Who Recovers Fastest

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020: 1:00 – 2:30 CT

    Disasters are costly, and even though money spent on mitigation can significantly reduce the money spent on response and recovery, disaster response in the United States seems to focus on the latter, creating a financial strain on the federal government. Many individuals lack adequate insurance, and governments can stand behind immunity laws, leaving a hefty price tag, which begs the question—who ultimately pays for disasters? This program will focus on who pays—and who should pay for natural disasters, as well as look into non-financial elements of recovery. The program will conclude with a preview of the ABA’s published Community Resilience Handbook.

    Moderator: Andrew VanSingel, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness

    Speakers: Daniel Aldrich, Professor and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program, Northeastern University; Shelley Ross Saxer, Laure Sudreau Chair in Law, Caruso School of Law; Ed Thomas, General Counsel, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association


    The recording of session “Responding to a Natural Disaster During a Public Health Emergency – A State and Local Government Perspective” presented on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 will soon be available on the ABA website.

    While the nation is focused on its response to COVID-19, state and local governments are faced with new challenges in responding to natural disasters during this public health emergency. This panel will feature perspectives from state and local governments to discuss what they are doing to adequately respond to this added complexity of emergency management. The program will also feature an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance Program, which helps state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and certain types of private nonprofit organizations respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies. Cosponsored by the ABA State and Local Government Committee.

    Moderator: Andrew VanSingel, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness

    Speakers: Brock Long, Executive Chairman at Hagerty Consulting, former FEMA Administrator; Christy Rojas, Emergency Management Deputy Director and Emergency Coordinating Officer, Volunteer Florida; Capt. Kevin Sweeney, Commander of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division; Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Hon. Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge; Michelle F. Zaltsberg, Shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC


    The September 29 session will include a discussion of the just-published ABA Resilience Handbook; as will discussions during the 2020 Montana Resource Seminar and other presentations to be made soon. For information on the Montana sessions – which will be held via the web during the week of September 14, please contact either Traci Sears, Montana Flood Insurance coordinator, or her staff lead for this week of learning: Dr. Shaye Bodine.[shaye.bodine@mt.gov]

    Title:                     “The Community Resilience Handbook”
    Publisher:           ABA Publishing, Law Practice Division
    Pages:                 470
    Product Code:   5330251
    ISBN:                   9781641057387
    Size:                     6 x 9
    Binding:              Paperback, eBook
    Price:                   $79.95 List; $71.95 Members
    Orders:                800-285-2221 or ShopABA.org

    Please note: Digital review copies of the new ABA Resilience Handbook are available by sending an email to Francine Bennett at Francine.Bennett@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

     

  • Call for Articles: FEMA Risk Map CTP Collaboration Monthly (due 10/2/20)

    Click here to view a PDF of: CTP Collaboration Monthly Request for Articles (due 10-2-2020).


    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 October CTP Collaboration Monthly, to be distributed on Wednesday, October 7, 2020Articles are due no later than Friday, October 2, 2020. 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

    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



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  • FEMA Non-Disaster Grants Application Pitfalls Session 1400-1500 EST

    Materials below are from the one-time Non-Disaster Grants Application Pitfalls Session of 9/1/2020. Recordings are expected to appear on the FEMA website by 9/5/20.

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  • CERC Webinar: “Pursuing Innovative Partnerships to Link Risks to Community Concerns” – Sept. 9, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

    Please log in Wednesday, September 9, at 1 p.m. ET for a live, 1-hour CERC webinar, Pursuing Innovative Partnerships to Link Risks to Community Concerns. Hear how FEMA Region II is pursuing innovative partnerships with groups in the arts, public health, and other sectors—bringing hazard mitigation to life by linking it to everyday concerns. Learn more about this forward-looking approach, hear case studies, and find out how the Region’s Guide to Expanding Mitigation series can help others explore innovative and emerging partnerships in mitigation. (See the attached flier for more details): CERC Webinar_Expanding Mitigation_Sept 9 2020
    The webinar has been approved by the ASFPM for 1 CEC
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    TO JOIN THE WEBINAR:

    On September 9, please CLICK (or COPY AND PASTE) this link to join the webinar: https://meetings.mbakercorp.com/orion/joinmeeting.do?MTID=2aa6b492401ec67e96194b70604ad6e6

    For audio, we suggest using the WebEx “call me” feature when you log in. Inbound phone lines may be limited. You can also try to connect by dialing 571-209-6390 and entering access code 991 501 822#.
    Tips for accessing WebEx and using the “call me” feature are attached:
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    * Please plan to sign in 10 minutes early. If you experience a problem, please send a description of the issue along with a screenshot, if possible, to CERCTraining@ogilvy.com. We will try our best to troubleshoot before the webinar begins.

    Kris Fossett
    Program Support and Training Coordinator
    1818 Market Street, Suite 3110
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    T 215-861-9322