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APWA – Washington Report – October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018                                     Share: **Please note the next edition of APWA's Washington Report will not be issued until November 12. In the interim, stay updated by following APWA Government Affairs on Twitter @APWAGovAffairs and checking Advocacy News on … Continue reading APWA – Washington Report – October 15, 2018

OSHA Trade Release – US Dept of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety – October 2, 2018

OSHA Trade Release U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. www.osha.gov For Immediate Release October 2, 2018 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health … Continue reading OSHA Trade Release – US Dept of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety – October 2, 2018

APWA – Washington Report – October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018                                     Share: Please be sure to follow APWA Government Affairs on Twitter @APWAGovAffairs. LATEST NEWS FY 2019 Appropriations Update For the federal government, fiscal year (FY) 2019 officially begins today, and over the weekend President Trump signed … Continue reading APWA – Washington Report – October 1, 2018

FEMA Bulletin – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. It's a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online, while increasing the resiliency … Continue reading FEMA Bulletin – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

FEMA Bulletin – FEMA Releases Further Guidance on Emergency Operations Centers

FEMA Releases Further Guidance on Emergency Operations Centers FEMA’s National Integration Center released documents addressing the need for flexibility in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) guidance, and EOC Skillsets standardizing EOC personnel qualifications under the National Qualification System (NQS). As a part of NQS, EOC Skillsets support standardized qualifications for EOC personnel, and are flexible to … Continue reading FEMA Bulletin – FEMA Releases Further Guidance on Emergency Operations Centers

FEMA Bulletin – Mitigation Assistance Grant (HMGP) Application Period Now Open

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Application Period Now Open FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program provides funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments for eligible mitigation activities that strengthen our nation’s ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. The open application period for two competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance … Continue reading FEMA Bulletin – Mitigation Assistance Grant (HMGP) Application Period Now Open

National Preparedness Month – September 23 – 30th

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Week 4: Sept 23-30-Save For an Emergency Web Resources Plan financially for the possibility … Continue reading National Preparedness Month – September 23 – 30th

Hazard Mitigation Assistance External Stakeholder Working Groups Applications – Due September 28, 2018

Hazard Mitigation Assistance External Stakeholder Working Groups Applications: FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division membership applications for the HMA External Stakeholder Working Group (ESWG) are due Sept. 28. The purpose of the ESWG is to gain insight, share information, and understand HMA priorities and issues from external stakeholders. FEMA encourages external stakeholders to share their … Continue reading Hazard Mitigation Assistance External Stakeholder Working Groups Applications – Due September 28, 2018