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Emergency Preparedness

Published: April 17, 2012
Audience:
Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Topics:
Best Practices, Tribal Governance
Types:
Informational Sheet
Tags:
disaster management plan, emergency response, mitigation, preparedness, recovery

Emergency Resource Links

AMERICAN RED CROSS

  • Ready Rating: A free, self-paced, web-based membership program that provides a comprehensive assessment of whether an organization is prepared to handle a disaster, and gives customized feedback on how it can improve its efforts. 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

  • Ready.gov: A national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters such as winter weather, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.
     
  • DisasterAssistance.gov: Provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during, and after a disaster; can be used to apply for funding from 17 government agencies, reducing the number of forms needed and shortening the time it takes to apply for aid.
     
  • Tribal Information: Includes FEMA tribal policy, grant information, and training resources.
     
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

  • USDA Emergency Preparedness and Response: A resource center for important information on crop insurance, emergency farm loans, Farm Service Agency disaster assistance programs, the Risk Management Agency, and much more. 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR): Provides resources on public health emergencies, including: disaster response; agents, diseases, and other threats; food safety; air and water quality; traumatic events and mental health; and human services.
     
  • Disaster Assistance for Older Americans: A comprehensive overview of planning and response information, resources, and strategies that can assist individuals and the Aging Services Network to better prepare for, and respond to, all types of emergencies and disasters.
     
  • Indian Health Service (IHS) Emergency Preparedness: Community Health Representatives (CHRs) help educate their communities on how to prepare an emergency plan, such as bringing an emergency kit when traveling, and accessing resources available to individuals, families, and the whole community. 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

  • HUD Disaster Resources: Lists a variety of disaster resources provided by HUD, including mortgage assistance, home improvement and rehabilitation loans, and assistance for public and Indian housing.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)

  • Severe Storm and Flood Recovery Assistance: Assistance from DOL with recovery efforts in communities affected by severe storms and floods through National Emergency Grants, and technical assistance and resources offered through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
     
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Provides financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)