The application period for the 2012 Community Resilience Innovation (CRI) Challenge is now open! The CRI Challenge seeks to foster community resilience nationally by identifying needs, mobilizing partners and creating innovative, motivational and effective solutions that can be grown, sustained and replicated. FEMA recognizes that a government-centric approach to disaster management is insufficient to meet the challenges posed by a catastrophic incident. To meet our preparedness goals, the Whole Community must be actively involved in all phases of the preparedness, response and recovery cycle.
Citizen Corps Councils and CERT programs should apply to receive funds for enhancing existing or starting new resilience initiatives. U.S. agencies, institutions, business entities, associations, organizations or groups operating within the local jurisdiction where the project will be conducted are also eligible to apply for up to $35,000 in funding. Awards will be made to those that demonstrate innovation with respect to collaborative partnerships, public engagement and other activities that are sustainable, successful and can be easily replicated in other communities.
To apply, please visit www.ResilienceChallenge.org and submit your application no later than October 26, 2012 by 11:59 p.m. PDT.
FEMA looks forward to seeing how you plan to engage the Whole Community in building a more resilient nation!
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