Citizen Corps Whole Community and CERT Core Capabilities Tool Released

FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division has released the Citizen Corps Whole Community and CERT Core Capabilities Tool. Last year, a working group of state and local Citizens Corps program managers, organized by the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division, developed this tool to map out all of the core capabilities identified by the National Preparedness Goal. The tool showcases:

Highlights of core capabilities to whole community engagement in each mission area:

  • Definitions of the capabilities from the National Preparedness Goal
  • Descriptions of how Citizens Corps Whole Community supports the capabilities
  • Whole Community toolkit with resource links

The Citizen Corps Whole Community and CERT Core Capabilities Tool can assist State Administrative Agencies (SAAs)  in demonstrating how Citizen Corps and CERT programs support most of the target capabilities and help implement the whole community approach to emergency management. This tool can help SAAs and Citizen Corps Councils at all levels develop strategic investment justifications with a high return on investment.

To access the Citizens Corps Whole Community and CERT Core Capabilities tool online visit: http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps/citizen-corps-grant-information-and-financial-resources.

For questions on the tool, please contact the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division atcitizencorps@fema.dhs.gov.

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