Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Forum

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Grant of the Month: Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program

The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program provides a rebate for the purchase and construction of tornado safe rooms for Ohio homeowners selected for the program. Homeowners that are selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the cost to construct a safe room, up to a maximum of $4,875. Funding for this Program was made available thru FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. The Ohio Emergency ...more »

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Buying Down Risk with Preparedness and Mitigation

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Utilization of Volunteers for Operations, Supply Chain, and COMs

VOLUNTEER UTILIZATION SERIES - CAPABILITY VIEWPOINT-7: UTILIZATION OF VOLUNTEERS SUCH AS CERT FOR OPERATIONS- OPERATIONAL COORDINATION, SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS-INTEGRITY-SECURITY, & OPERATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS (INCLUDING COMMAND AND SHELTERS) - PURPOSE: This is part of a series of posts examining various ways volunteers such as CERT have been utilized in the past. The Volunteer Utilization Series posts were preliminarily ...more »

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Priority 1 – Be Survivor Centric in Mission and Program Delivery

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Inexpensive, High Quality Temporary Shelter

After a disaster, many of the people who survive suffer from cold, heat, weather, or theft of provisions. To combat this problem, FLL Team Category 6 developed "Temporary Shelters", a modestly priced and effective way to survive the aftermath of a natural disaster. Temporary Shelters are made of two common building materials: Styrofoam and corrugated plastic. To make our shelter very insulated, we combine these two by ...more »

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Innovative Solutions in Emergency Management

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MeteorComet shelters

More preparedness by providing individual saferooms to everyone and have public safe rooms in Neighborhoods and more frequently because in todays environment both by Mother Nature and manmade time will be crucial. Only by providing more smaller survival shelters spaced logically will the public truly be prepared.

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Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

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Off the GRID Concrete Homes

By providing those neighborhoods with transportable monolithic concrete homes allows FEMA to fund these structures for the victims of Sandy. There are numerous companies throughout the country that construct transportable monolithic concrete structures. Hopefully these monolithic concrete structures will be so comfortable that the neighborhood will want to purchase for permanent homes FEMA at low interest rate. Each ...more »

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