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Join NCIL’s Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee for A Free Webinar on FEMA Grant Programs

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern

NCIL and FEMA have teamed up to offer training on grant funding that may be available to CILs in the event of an emergency. This webinar will be held on June 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern. We encourage you to take advantage of this webinar and learn what resources may be available to you in the event of a disaster in your service area.

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Purpose: To provide an overview and educate participants, National Council on Independent Living members and constituents, about how the FEMA grant programs work and what they say about disability inclusion. 


  • Welcome – Jeff Hughes, Executive Director, Progressive Independence, member NCIL Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee
  • National Council on Independent Living, Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee Overview – Shari Myers, Co-chair
  • State-by-State Strategy – Paul Timmons, Disability Integration Coordinator, Red Cross
  • FEMA Grants Programs and the Commitment to Equal Access throughout Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Recovery and Mitigation– Marcie Roth, Director, FEMA ODIC
  • FEMA Grant Programs – Gary Rogers, Director, Preparedness Grants Divisions, FEMA Grants Program Directorate, and [To Be Determined], FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program
  • Q&A
  • Next Steps – Jeff Hughes and Paul Timmons
  • Closing – Jeff Hughes

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