WASHINGTON, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The application period for the 2017 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual and Community Preparedness Awards is now open. The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by honoring individuals, organizations and jurisdictions that have made outstanding contributions toward strengthening their community to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate a disaster.
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FEMA will review all entries and select the winners in each of the following categories:
- Outstanding Citizen Corps Council
- Community Preparedness Champions
- Awareness to Action
- Technological Innovation
- Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness
- John. D. Solomon Whole Community Preparedness Award
- Outstanding Private Sector Initiatives
- Outstanding Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Initiatives
- Outstanding Citizen Corps Partner Program
- Prepareathon in Action
Winners will be announced in the fall of 2017.
To be considered for this year's awards, all submissions must be received by May 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, and must feature program activities taking place between Jan. 1, 2016, and May 30, 2017. Applications are accessed online and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the awards is available at www.ready.gov/preparedness-awards.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
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