CC 202: Work in a facilitated cohort group to develop or update a Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan based on FEMA’s requirements

Opportunity Type: Other

Presented by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals.

Registration Deadline Now Extended to: May 1st, 2020

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Course Goal

To support Tribe’s hazard mitigation planning through peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchanges in a facilitated cohort focused on the process of developing or updating a Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan, which looks “at natural hazards that may affect tribal governments and suggests actions to reduce losses from those hazards” (FEMA Tribal Mitigation Planning Resources).

The course will be based around FEMA’s hazard mitigation plan requirements and will connect participants to resources, tools, information, and additional specialized expertise on a variety of topics including but not limited to various natural hazards, climate change in the context of natural hazards, FEMA’s four-phases of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery), cultural considerations, Tribal/Indigenous Knowledges, community outreach and engagement, hazard identification and risk assessment, asset inventorying, and developing and implementing an action plan.

Timeline and Format

The cohort will run for 12 months from October 2020—September 2021. There will be bi-weekly interactive web meetings using the 'Go To Webinar' platform and one in-person meeting.

Training costs

There is no course fee. For the in-person meeting, ITEP will cover the lodging costs and per diem for up to two participants from each tribe. ITEP is not able to cover travel costs. If you are unable to access funds to pay for travel to the meeting, please let us know, and we will make other arrangements with you to go over the material that will be covered during the in-person meeting.