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FEMA Calls for 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Submissions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce that the Agency is currently accepting submissions for the 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. Formerly the National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards, the name was changed to reflect FEMA’s intent to recognize the innovative and outstanding achievements of all of the individuals, communities, and organizations working to ensure that the United States is better prepared and more resilient. The Awards showcase the work of the Agency’s partners at the State, territorial, local, and tribal levels. This includes non-governmental organizations in the non-profit, faith-based, and private sector communities, as well as diverse individuals, families, and communities. It is these partners who are FEMA’s most important assets and allies in the Agency’s ability to respond to and recover from any major disaster.

Winners will be announced during National Preparedness Month, September 2011, and will be FEMA’s honored guests at a community preparedness roundtable event in Washington, D.C. One winner will be selected to attend the 2011 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Conference in Las Vegas, NV, and to participate on a FEMA community preparedness panel. Entries must be received by August 26, 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. For complete details, including Frequently Asked Questions and application instructions, please visit the Citizen Corps website. Submissions should emphasize achievements taking place between January 1, 2010, and June 1, 2011, and can feature examples of any outstanding achievements in individual and community preparedness worthy of recognition.

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