Disaster Planning Webinars through Heritage Preservation

28 Oct 2014 5:17 PM | Anonymous

Upcoming Webinars for State Cultural Heritage Disaster Networks

Heritage Preservation is proud to present the remaining three webinars in a series devoted to raising awareness about important emergency management programs offered at the state and federal levels. Ample time is built into each 90-minute webinar for Q&A. 

Mitigation and Mitigation Planning
Thursday, November 13, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Topics to be covered include:
  • What organizations can do to mitigate damage and loss to the collections and holdings, beginning with hazard identification and risk assessment
  • State and local hazard mitigation plans and how to include cultural resources in these plans
  • Funding available to private nonprofits (PNPs) through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grants Program 
  • Communication strategies to engage with emergency managers and related professionals
Register for this webinar. Click here for more information.
Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness
Thursday, November 20, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Kiran Dhanji, Section Administrator, Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management

Topics to be covered include:
  • The link between disaster response and continuity of operations plans
  • How to identify and plan to recover your essential functions, supported by the four core pillars of continuity planning: leadership, staff, communications, and facilities
  • The planning process, including who to involve, when to bring stakeholder groups together, and how to develop useful and used plans
Register for this webinar. Click here for more information.
Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Mark Randle, SBA Public Information Officer

Topics to be covered include:
  • The SBA federal declaration process: How, When, Where
  • Loans to help repair/replace property damage
  • Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster
  • Eligibility, terms, and conditions
  • The application process and the processing of applications
  • Disbursement of funds and the use of loan proceeds
Register for this webinar. Click here for more information.

Who Should Attend?
Interested members of a state cultural heritage emergency network, including but not limited to:
  • Representatives of state cultural agencies – State Library, State Museum, State Archives, State Arts Council, State Humanities Council, State Historic Preservation Office – who have an obligation (whether legal or moral) to assist their constituents following a disaster
  • Representatives of local, county, state, and federal emergency management (EM) agencies
  • Representatives of national, regional, or state museum, library, or archives associations
  • Colleagues at other state agencies who would benefit from the webinars. Please pass this email along to them!
Although the information is relevant to all cultural institutions, we’d like to keep participation in the live webinar down to a manageable number so the instructor can field questions that apply primarily to state cultural and EM agencies. Our aim is to provide information that's most useful to network members, who will then be better equipped to help their constituents.

The webinar will be recorded, and once it's been posted to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website,, we’ll remind you to notify your constituents of its availability.

Registration Fee
Thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the State Heritage Emergency Partnership 2014 Webinar Series is free. However, registration for each webinar is required for attendance.

Contact Katelin Lee, Emergency Programs Assistant, 202-233-0835.

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