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FEMA Requests Proposals for Promising Practices to be Featured on Webinar Series: Emergency Management & Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

July 14, 2016
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network, led by the Pacific ADA Center, are seeking proposals for webinar presentations for issues and promising practices in emergency management inclusive of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs that will begin in the Fall 2016. The webinars will provide an exciting opportunity for emergency managers, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, first responders, planners, community organizations, and other community partners to exchange knowledge and information on promising practices in inclusive emergency preparedness for the whole community. Topics have related to emergency preparedness and disaster response, recovery and mitigation as well as accessibility and reasonable accommodation issues under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA and other relevant laws.

We now invite individuals and organizations across the country to describe inclusive emergency management practices. Reviewers from FEMA ODIC and the Pacific ADA Center (on behalf of the ADA National Network) will select practices that have promise for national dissemination. These promising practices will be presented in monthly webinars sponsored by the two organizations. We encourage proposals that highlight inclusive practices in emergency management, response and recovery, mitigation, as well as practices for integrating people with disabilities in emergency preparation issues. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out an application and submit by July 29, 2016.

Please contact to request an application. Webinars will be selected by September 30, 2016.

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