2022 Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop Call for Abstracts
Now through Jan. 14, 2022, FEMA is accepting abstracts for the 2022 Hazard Mitigation (HM) Partners Workshop! This workshop is an annual gathering of hazard mitigation stakeholders with the purpose of informing and updating them about mitigation grants and floodplain management, strengthening relationships, and providing knowledge transfer between FEMA and invited attendees. This virtual event will be May 2-5, 2022. This year's theme is Building Whole Community Resilience: Partnerships, Capability, & Capacity.Abstracts are due by Jan. 14, 2022.Learn more about this event and how to submit an abstract.
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