Upcoming Webinar – Sept. 30th

Prepare to Protect: Resources for Faith-Based and Community Leaders to Access FEMA Recovery and Mitigation Program

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Faith Strengthens During Pandemic

From Business Wire: Faith Strengthens Amidst Pandemic Pandemonium. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210517005686/en/Faith-Strengthens-Amidst-Pandemic-Pandemonium

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Recovery Funds Now Available to HOWs

FEMA: Churches now eligible for recovery funds

Churches [and other houses of worship] whose facilities have been damaged by natural disasters now are eligible to receive relief funds from the federal government, according to a Jan. 2 announcement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA

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FEMA Webinar – March 11

FEMA Webinar on March 11: Non-Profit Security Grant Program.

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Preparedness Info from DHS

DHS has a Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Presently preparedness grants are available for faith based organizations. (March 2021)

On March 11, the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a webinar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET to provide tips on how to apply for the FY2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity on Feb. 25.   

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On Violent Christian Extremism

From Politico: It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism. “There’s a “strong authoritarian streak” that runs through parts of American evangelicalism, warns Elizabeth Neumann. What should be done about it?”

It is interesting to note that Neumann was a highly place federal official in the Trump Administration.

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New Alert

From the DHS a new Terrorism Advisory Bulletin in effect until the end of April.

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New DHS Report on Houses of Worship Security Self-Assessment Tool. 

The report and related information can be found here.

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Upcoming FEMA Webinar- Jan 26

Houses of Worship Continuity Planning. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:00:00 AM EST – 12:30:00 PM EST

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Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit update

From the NYC Disaster Interfaiths Services: PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS TOOLKIT FOR NYC FAITH COMMUNITIES. Note this document is 111 pages.

Update: Additional Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit materials.

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