Notations On Our World : A @FEMA Update

 As new Month Dawns, We present the following courtesy FEMA: 

Seal of the Department of Homeland Security


In this Edition:

Important Deadlines & Reminders


IPAWS Users Conference at 1 p.m. ET.


National Continuous Improvement Guidance webinar at 3 p.m. ET.


CIP National engagement period closes at midnight ET.

FEMA Kicks-Off Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series


On Aug. 4, FEMA will kick-off its 2022 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Summer Engagement Series.  The 10-part series features experts and special guests who will provide information and insights on the Hazard Mitigation Grant ProgramBuilding Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and Flood Mitigation Assistance programs.


Three webinars will be presented to provide an overview of the fiscal year 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity for BRIC and FMA.


The webinars are designed for regional leaders and key stakeholders in states, local communities, tribes and territories and other interested individuals to learn more about the grant programs and grant application strategies.


FEMA will coordinate with local contacts to host "office hours" for states, tribes and territories to answer questions about subapplications for the 2022 BRIC and FMA grants.


To register, visit Hazard Mitigation Assistance 2022 Summer Engagement Series and find the webinar best suited for your jurisdiction. For special accommodations, contact


FEMA Podcast: 10 Years of Wireless Emergency Alerts


FEMA celebrates the 10th anniversary of Wireless Emergency Alerts, a tool for authorized government agencies to reach the American public via cell phones, during emergencies.


On the latest episode of FEMA podcast “Before, During & After,” FEMA’s Antwane Johnson talks about Wireless Emergency Alerts and multiple ways it has helped save lives and property.  Over the past decade, more than 70,000 WEAs have been sent over FEMA’s Integrated Alert and Warning System.


To listen to “Episode 96: 10 Year Anniversary of Wireless Emergency Alerts”, visit


A visual representation of FEMA's "Before, During & After" podcast for emergency managers

FEMA and AARP Releases New Resources to Reduce Natural Hazards Risk


FEMA and AARP have partnered to release two new resources to protect adult communities from natural hazards.


Adults aged 65 and older are a growing demographic who are often disproportionately impacted by severe weather. The guides provide resources and encourage ideas and partnerships to better engage older Americans in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from these events.


As climate change causes more extreme weather, the guides provide resources and encourage ideas and partnerships to better engage older Americans in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations.


View and download the Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Making the Connection to Older Adults. View, download or request a print copy of the Disaster Resilience Tool Kit on


FEMA and AARP have a long-term, strategic partnership to advance accessible, safe and livable communities for people of all ages. The goal is to advance age-friendly solutions that create more livable communities for people of all ages and abilities.


The Guides to Expanding Mitigation series highlights innovative partnerships for mitigation. The guides cover connecting with people with disabilities, equity, transportation, public health, agriculture, arts and culture, and more.


Visit to download all the guides. 

Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders


Learn How to Send Life-Saving Alerts Over IPAWS


In emergencies, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Learn how your government agency can quickly send alerts over FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) at the upcoming online IPAWS Users Conference.


"Send Alerts, Save Lives” is the theme of this year’s conference, which runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 27. This free event will introduce public safety officials not yet using IPAWS to this powerful tool for saving lives and protecting property.


Find the full conference agenda and register for free on



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