FEMA Announces National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the first-ever National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards - Celebrating Resilient Communities. The awards will recognize outstanding Citizen Corps Councils across the nation that implement innovative practices to better prepare their communities for emergency situations.

One state Council will receive an award, while five award categories will be available for tribal, regional, and local Councils, who will be permitted to submit applications for multiple categories. The categories include:

  • Outstanding State Citizen Corps Initiatives Award

  • Outstanding Citizen Corps Council Award

  • Collaborative Preparedness Planning Award

  • Preparing the Public Award

  • Preparing Community Organizations Award

  • Volunteer Integration Award

Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in August. Eligible entries must be received no later than June 12, 2009. For more information and an application kit, visit www.citizencorps.gov/news/awards/index.shtm.

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