Content taken from the Bi-Weekly RDPO Newsletter (02.28.20):
Nonprofit Security Grant Program Webinar Invitation
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in partnership with the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, invites faith-based, community, and nonprofit partners to participate in one of the upcoming webinars regarding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 NSGP will provide $90 million in funding support to nonprofit organizations for security related activities. Additional program information is located at https://www.fema.gov/grants.
FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) is Live
- The FEMA IPAWS Program Management Office (PMO) has updated IPAWS to implement enhancements that will strengthen Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). The WEA enhancements improve upon current WEA capabilities already in use by Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial emergency management, and public safety officials nationwide. The emergency management/public safety communities and people across the nation will be better served by these new WEA enhancements.
New! Coronavirus Updates
- The Center for Health Security will be analyzing and providing updates on the emerging novel coronavirus. If you would like to receive these daily updates, please sign up here and select “2019-nCoV.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has also released a new COVID-19 "What's New" weekly E-Newsletter. If you would like to receive these weekly updates, please sign up here.
NEWS & REPORTS
New! 2019 RDPO Annual Report
- The RDPO has released it's 2019 Annual Report. The Annual Report was put together by RDPO Communications Coordinator Laura Hall, with contributions from work groups, task forces, sub-committees, project managers and other RDPO staff.
Governor Kate Brown Announces Northeast Oregon Flooding Recovery Package
- On February 21, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced her support for an $11.65 million proposal for state funding for recovery from the recent floods in Northeast Oregon on February 6. This follows up on the Governor’s February 7 emergency declaration, which unlocked initial state resources in addition to state agency emergency response efforts.
Significance of Secondary Infrastructure for Shelter Management in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael
- Using focus groups of emergency agencies and documents (e.g., daily situation reports) as the major data collection method, this study describes secondary and primary infrastructure available for long-term shelter operations in Bay County, Florida, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in 2018. It illuminates the emerging relationship between shelters and primary and secondary infrastructure during hurricane recovery, and concludes that those relationships may be utilized to support operation of shelters and overall community recovery.