Thank you for visiting our archive for all Events & Training from Q3 of 2020. Here you will find notices of previously released white papers, press releases, and other resources offered by state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies. Please note that because the archived notice is for an expired resource, links to the parent site may no longer work. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Region III Mitigation Coffee Break Webinar – High Hazard Potential Dams – July 15
This webinar will explore how the risk of dam failure can be effectively assessed and addressed. Register
Addressing Challenges to the Health and Childcare Systems – Session 1 – July 20
Information on HUD’s “Responding to COVID-19: A Webinar Series for Local Governments Serving Small Communities – Summer 2020”.
School Reopening Webinar Series – Partnering with Families to Reopen and Reimagine Schools – July 15 at 12:30 pm ET
IDRA EAC South (EAC Region II) examines what the future holds for school re-openings, mental health, and student emotional well-being in the wake of a myriad of issues facing today’s youth. The Partnering with Families to Reopen and Reimagine Schools Webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from parents, grandparents, and caregivers sharing their concerns and questions about what the future holds for reopening schools and students’ emotional wellbeing. Register
Matchmaking: Workforce & Business Development ($) – July 16
The number one issue that economic developers are challenged by is workforce. Workforce development is essential to any successful economic development strategy, and understanding the dynamic workforce needs of your businesses is what separates good strategies from great strategies. Discover your community’s path to matching workforce development with business needs, now and in the future. Register
9th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships (PPP) Conference – July 14 – July 16
This year’s PPP Conference will be held virtually. Discussions will focus on building resilience in the midst of a global pandemic, while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors. Information
NIMS Guideline for Resource Management Preparedness National Engagement – Stakeholder Webinars -July 13, 2 – 3 p.m. ET
FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the draft NIMS Guideline for Resource Management Preparedness and answer related questions. All webinars are open to the whole community. Each stakeholder webinar will cover the same information; choose the session most convenient for you. Advance registration is required due to space limitations. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, click on your preferred webinar session from the list below. If you require accommodations to participate in these events, please provide details in the Disability Related Accommodations field on the registration page or contact us at: FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov. Please make accommodation requests as early as possible. Register
Webinar on USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program – July 28, 2 p.m. EDT
This program is also known as the 2501 Program. Eligible 2501 program applicants include not-for-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and a range of higher education institutions serving African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities. The deadline for grant applications is August 26, 2020. Information on the Grant: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=2501. No registration is required to participate.
- Telephone Number: (877) 692-8955
- Passcode: 6433267
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series – July 30 & Sept. 29
Council of Development Finance Agency (CDFA) is providing a free online series to advance opportunities and leverage capital financing that scale local and regional food systems, increase access to better food, and create new living wage jobs in communities across the country.
July 30: Neighborhood Revitalization Through Food Systems Finance. Register
Sept 29: Financing Food Systems Entrepreneurs. Register
A New Perspective on Special Economic Zones – Aug 17
In the post-COVID world, economic developers will need to utilize all the tools available to bring their economies back. Special Economic Zones (SEZs) including Foreign Trade Zones, Opportunity Zones, and Enterprise Zones, can help the local economies recover, especially when they are used in tandem to build value. In this webinar, you’ll learn from experts about how to make the most of the zones you have, as well as how legislatures should protect, and possibly expand, the benefit of these frameworks. Register
Our Essential Work: Immigrants and Rural Economies Weathering the Pandemic Together – August 19, 2:30 – 3:30 EST
Immigrant workers and their families are a dynamic force behind recent population upturns or stabilization across rural America. In fact, between 2010 and 2016, immigrants from around the world were responsible for 37 percent of net rural population growth. Rural communities that rely on the economic drivers of tourism and recreation and essential services like health care and food production have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19. Due to multiple risk and systemic factors, the many immigrants employed in these rural industries have been disproportionately affected and face enormous challenges, as do the rural communities where they live and work.
Agri/Ecotourism: Put Your Surroundings to Work ($149) – Aug 20
From winery tours to state and regional parks and from local makers fairs to farmers markets, agritourism and ecotourism blend just the right amounts of entertainment, education, and business. All communities have agritourism and ecotourism resources — are you leveraging yours to their greatest potential? Supporting these resources in turn supports local entrepreneurs, placemaking, business retention & expansion, marketing & attraction, and workforce development — pretty much every facet of economic development! Join us as we explore case studies and emerging trends in agritourism and ecotourism. Register
The General Land Office Sealed Bid Procurement Training Aug. 24, 1 – 2:30 PM CST
The Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization division (GLO-CDR) will present information and guidance regarding Sealed Bid Procurement following 2 CFR 200 federal requirements. The goal of this session is to provide practical knowledge on federal sealed bid procurement requirements associated with CDBG funds. Register
Water and Flooding Workshop August 24 – 28, 2020
The NOAA Virtual Water and Flooding Workshop will focus on a number of use-cases across the water sector including Flood Mapping and Forecasting, Non-Coastal Changes, Sea-Level Rise, Built Environment Impacts and Storm Surge. Registration available in August.
HUD Exchange – Recovery Strategies Related to COVID-19 for Small Business Districts – Session 2: Aug. 25, 2 – 3:30 PM EST
The Responding to COVID-19 webinar series presents resources for small units of general local government (UGLGs) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the webinars provide digestible information on how small UGLGs may access public funding, data, and other resources made available due to the pandemic. Register
The webinar series will consist of a total of six sessions spread across three topic areas. The three topic areas are: housing, health, and economic development. Each topic area will consist of two webinar sessions.
- Session 1: Presenters provided a broad range of resources relevant for small, distressed UGLGs. During the webinar, presenters polled participants to determine the topic for the second session.
- Session 2: The session brings together Economic Development and Main Street research strategists who will share expertise on collecting data in a more rigorous, standardized, and comprehensive approach in order to assess impacts of COVID-19 on local business environments and ultimately to make informed and effective investment decisions with limited resources. Panelists will share what other small units of general local government are doing to collect data efficiently and how they are using the data to solicit funding and support from both public sector and philanthropic organizations.
The intended audience are small units of general local government that are looking for resources to help them access resources and connect with organizations providing support for how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will be of special interest to City managers or mayors, finance directors or treasurers, community planning/development directors, economic development directors, as well as any active consultants the small UGLG is working with related to housing, economic development, and health/childcare.
Taking the Pulse of U.S. Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic – September 2, 2:00 p.m. ET
From April 26 – June 29, the U.S. Census Bureau collected data for the first phase of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS). The SBPS measures the effect of changing economic conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation’s small businesses. SBPS phase 2 data collection began August 9th and will continue through the end of October. This presentation will provide an overview of the data products available through the Small Business Pulse Survey and a live demonstration of the interactive data visualization. Log in Details
The Department of Homeland Security is Hiring!
DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, travel security, and emergency prevention, response, and management. As part of our hiring efforts, we will host a series of webinars to provide information on the Department’s mission, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective resume writing, and how to create a profile on USAJOBS. To register for our webinars, visit https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/hiring-event. For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit www.dhs.gov/careers or contact DHSRecruitment@hq.dhs.gov.
July 21, 2 – 4 pm EDT, DHS is Hiring – Individuals with Disabilities August 3, 1 – 3 pm EDT, DHS is Hiring – A Day in the Life of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Information Technology August 12, 1 – 3 pm EDT, DHS is Hiring – Military Spouses August 20, 1 – 3 pm EDT, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Student Programs September 9, 6 – 8 pm EDT, DHS is Hiring – Veterans September 23, 6 – 8 pm EDT, DHS is Hiring – Students and Recent Graduates
HUD Health@Home Series: Building Healthy Housing into Your Rehab Program
Mold and Moisture: Keeping a Home Dry and Safe September 10, 2020
3:00-4:00 PM EDT Register Now
Bringing it Home: The Energy Plus Health Equation, Maintenance, and Active Design October 8, 2020 3:00-4:00 PM EDT Register Now
2019 ACS 1-Year Pre-Release Webinar,
Learn more about the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year data release. This webinar will cover background information about the ACS, updates for this release, and where to find new data release information on the ACS website. We will also demonstrate how to access ACS statistics on the Census Bureau’s data dissemination platform, data.census.gov.
Avoiding COVID-19 Burnout: Self-Care and Resiliency for Public Health Leaders, September 10
Hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, for more information, click here.
Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) – Deadline: September 10
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications to help rural communities enhance capacity for broadband access; preserve cultural and historic structures; and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces. USDA seeks to partner with one organization each located in the northeast, southern, midwestern and western regions of the United States. The maximum grant award is $250,000. Applicants must provide a 15 percent match in funding. Eligible placemaking plans will provide assistance to rural communities for two years.
Electronic applications must be submitted via grants.gov and a copy of the submission must be emailed to RD.Innovation@usda.gov by midnight Eastern Standard Time on Sept. 10, 2020. For more information, contact Angela.Callie@usda.govor call (202) 568-9738.
More information here
Youth Engagement, Education, and Employment Application Deadline:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is accepting proposals from non-profit, state, and local government youth and veteran serving organizations with the interest and capacity to work cooperatively with the USFWS to develop introductory educational experiences in natural resource careers to young people and veterans in underserved communities that traditionally have low participation in outdoor recreation activities through hands-on experience and mentoring.
Tracking Risk Reduction Through Your Capabilities Assessment – September 16
An important, but often overlooked component of any Hazard Mitigation Plan is the capabilities assessment. The capabilities assessment helps a community understand the effectiveness of a mitigation program and if risk is being reduced within the community. The capabilities assessment is not meant to be a simple list of laws, regulations, policies, and programs that exist at the federal, state, and local levels. The assessment should analyze effectiveness, challenges, and issues regarding the implementation and maintenance of a hazard mitigation program. Using a newly developed FEMA Region III tool, we will explore various data sources, metrics, and methodologies for analyzing your community’s capabilities. Your community should strive to answer the question, so what? when it comes to having a land use plan, an updated building code, and funding opportunities.
Manufacturing Workers Age Profile and Implications for Earnings – September 16
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Institute (LMI), welcomes Patrick Flaherty as he presents, “Manufacturing Workers Age Profile and Implications for Earnings.”
The Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities – Sept 16
As part of National Preparedness Month, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is excited to offer this webinar on disaster recovery resources available to people with disabilities. Join us for an important discussion on disaster recovery and people with disabilities. Following a disaster, individuals with disabilities often encounter disproportionate barriers to recovery– fortunately, the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M has developed the Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities. Join Dr. Amy Sharp and Dr. Laura Stough as they walk through the toolkit and discuss how it was developed to aid a wide variety of stakeholders– from case managers, to long-term recovery groups, disability organizations, and of course individuals with disabilities and/or functional and access needs. They will cover the resources and services available in housing, education, transportation, medical and mental health, as well as five other support areas essential to recovery.
LISC Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Webinar Series
SEP 16 @ 03:00 PM
SEP 23 @ 03:00 PM
How to lead through a crisis in a Resilience-Oriented Trauma-Informed way. Creating a safe, calm, and secure environment with supportive care for staff and clients. Establishing a healing, hopeful, honest, and trusting relationships within the community and system. Creating a resilience-oriented, trauma-Informed work culture to facilitate trauma-informed practices with clients.
How to Supercharge Your Grant Research – September 15
In this live webinar, you will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy. We will look at opportunities for discounts or short-term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.
Mental Health and Resiliency in the Time of COVID-19 – Sept. 15
The pandemic has taken a significant toll on people’s mental health, especially those working in schools. Presenters from the Green Schools National Network and districts across the country will help webinar attendees understand the importance of sustaining one’s own health and wellness as well as provide examples of social emotional programming that could be used to support teachers, school staff, students and the broader school community manage through this stressful time.
Environmental Justice Communities: Best Practices to Deal with Natural Disasters – September 15
Vulnerable, overburdened, and undeserved communities have been disproportionately impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, major floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and other disasters. And, now from COVID 19. The webinar will convene some of the leaders in developing best practices and time-sensitive solutions for these communities from organizations that are members of the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Information
Tracking Risk Reduction Through Your Capabilities Assessment – Sept 16
An important, but often overlooked component of any Hazard Mitigation Plan is the capabilities assessment. The capabilities assessment helps a community understand the effectiveness of a mitigation program and if risk is being reduced within the community. The capabilities assessment is not meant to be a simple list of laws, regulations, policies, and programs that exist at the federal, state, and local levels. The assessment should analyze effectiveness, challenges, and issues regarding the implementation and maintenance of a hazard mitigation program. Using a newly developed FEMA Region III tool, we will explore various data sources, metrics, and methodologies for analyzing your community’s capabilities. Your community should strive to answer the question, so what? when it comes to having a land use plan, an updated building code, and funding opportunities. Register
Financial Resilience – Tools for Your Community – September 16
You will hear experts from the FDIC and CFPB give real-world examples of how to be more financially prepared for emergencies or disasters and share tools that can help individuals and communities increase economic resilience. FDIC will focus on the financial preparation and disaster recovery information in their Money Smart for Adults curriculum, where you can find practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources. CFPB will feature its Start Small, Save Up initiative, which offers tips on building savings, including guides on starting an emergency savings account, saving at tax time, and opening a bank account. A booklet that users can fill out to plan their savings goals is also available. In addition, check out these free resources that can help you financially prepare for the future: Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK); Financial Emergency Fact Sheet; Your Disaster Checklist. Throughout National Preparedness Month, use the hashtag #BeReady to join discussions around financial resilience. To learn more about financial preparedness, please visit www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness. Register
FCC – Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) – September 16
Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII will hold its sixth meeting via live internet link. The CSRIC is a Federal Advisory Committee that will provide recommendations to the FCC to improve the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems. Information
Thriving in a New World: Supporting Immigrant Investors and Entrepreneurs ($) – September 17
The data is clear: immigrant investors and entrepreneurs offer significant contributions to our local, regional and national economy. Communities with programs that support their immigrant neighbors’ integration into their economy are reaping the benefits. How can your community develop and implement initiatives that bring immigrants into the fold? We’ll explore this question through real-world examples of how it is being done right now.
Equity in Encouraging and Enforcing Mitigation Measures – September 17
The first webinar will focus on the importance of parity in mitigation measures during public health emergencies, especially when it comes to enforcement. Mitigation measures can save lives, especially within groups at higher risk of adverse outcomes or populations that have been marginalized. At the same time, it may be especially challenging for certain populations to abide by these measures, and current data suggest that during COVID-19, these communities are being disproportionately impacted by enforcement measures. Mitigation enforcement measures may include fines for failing to wear masks or abide by stay-at-home orders, opening non-essential businesses during closures, and more. States can take steps to ensure that encouragement (verses enforcement) is the first line of defense and that groups at higher risk of adverse outcomes or populations that have been marginalized are set up to succeed in the use of mitigation measures. At the same time, when enforcement is appropriate, it must be done equally across all communities in a jurisdiction. This webinar will explore the legal, policy, and ethical considerations of the encouragement and enforcement of such mitigation measures in the context of an ongoing public health emergency.
Thriving in a New World: Supporting Immigrant Investors and Entrepreneurs ($) – Sept 17
Immigrant investors and entrepreneurs offer significant contributions to our local, regional and national economy. Communities with programs that support their immigrant neighbors’ integration into their economy are reaping the benefits. How can your community develop and implement initiatives that bring immigrants into the fold? We’ll explore this question through real-world examples of how it is being done right now. Register
2020 National Preparedness Symposium (Facilitated Virtually)
Course Description: Due to the COVID-19 response operations, the 2020 National Preparedness Symposium was canceled. In lieu of the canceled symposium, EMI is now offering the 2020 Virtual National Preparedness Symposium. Course Length: The Virtual National Preparedness Symposium will be held over four consecutive Thursday afternoon and will take place from 1:00 pm until approximately 4:00 pm Eastern each week. Virtually facilitated over Adobe Connect (https://fema.connectsolutions.com/nps2020/); Audio Bridge: 800-320-4330 Pin: 499857. Read more in Training Opportunity. Course Dates:
September 17, 1:00-4:00pm EDT
September 24, 1:00-4:00pm EDT
October 1, 1:00-4:00pm EDT
October 8, 1:00-4:00pm EDT
CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Duplication of Benefits: Understanding and Applying the Requirements – Sept. 22
Duplication of Benefits: Understanding and Applying the Requirements – Sept. 22
California Land Recycling Conference: Communities Rising – Sep 22 – 24
The California Land Recycling Conference 2020 (CALRC 2020) is an invaluable virtual gathering that brings together leaders who are working to build community resilience through brownfield remediation and land recycling. Using a mixed media approach of recorded speakers, live panel discussions, and customized breakout sessions, the conference is focused on the most relevant topics in funding, housing, regulatory frameworks, and technical guidance to help our region spark economic recovery through strategic land reuse.
Census Academy Webinar Series: Hispanics in the U.S. – Sept 23 @ 2 pm Eastern
Upon completion of this webinar participants will know who the Census Bureau defines as Hispanic and which subgroups are included in the Hispanic count. They will also learn what data is available and at what geographical levels. Finally, they will have seen a live demonstration on the Census Bureau’s access tool data.census.gov. Register
- Dial In: 888-603-6971
- Passcode: 7615476
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Environmental Monitoring in the Time of COVID-19 – Sept. 23
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our lives and the way we do business, including the way research, monitoring, and management are conducted. As we look into the not-so-distant future, difficult budget decisions may impact monitoring activities at the state and federal level and by association, the management decisions they inform. CRC invites you to participate in a robust conversation around the importance of environmental monitoring and how wise decisions can be made about balancing monitoring activities with other priorities to ensure that management of Chesapeake Bay continues to be informed by the best science available.
Speaker Series Session III: COVID-19 Workforce Economic Crisis, Unemployment and Job Insecurity – Sept. 24, 1 – 2:30 PM CST
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in partnership with FEMA Region 6 IRC COVID-19 Recovery present Session III of the Speakers Series. Panelists will discuss: 1) opportunities for economic development that focused on adaptation, sustainability, retention and growth in the COVID-19 environment; 2) mass unemployment and the economic crisis exacerbated by COVID-19, the need for equitable practices livable wages and healthcare; and 3) barriers and disparities in rural, underserved, and tribal communities. The audience will include State leaders from New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, FEMA Representatives and Interagency Coordination Partners from the 10 FEMA Regions, state organizations, universities, professional associations, planning and development districts.
Please mark this event on your calendar and be sure to join us next week for an engaging and informative conversation! See more information on the attached flyer.
- Link: https://fema.zoomgov.com/j/1600028085
- Meeting ID: 160 002 8085
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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits – Sep 30, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Join a panel discussion with global nonprofit leaders as they discuss what data-driven insights tell us about the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) on nonprofits in the U.S. and across the globe.
Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT Effective Regional Coordination and Engagement Approaches, September 24
This webinar will discuss effective ways that regional coordination and collaboration work within their jurisdictions, to include coordination around land use planning, project development, and leveraging funding.Register
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building in Action: DWSRF and Drinking Water System Partnerships – September 30
The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Sustainable Systems Teams at EPA are hosting a series of webinars to highlight ways in which DWSRF set asides and infrastructure project assistance can be used to build capacity at drinking water systems. Each webinar will include background on EPA initiatives, state presentations on current projects, and discussion on future possibilities. You are invited to join EPA for a one-hour webinar to learn how to address drinking water challenges through partnerships, the current eligibilities of the DWSRF set-asides related to partnership activities, as well as State examples of how they use their set asides to encourage and build partnerships between water systems. For more information on this webinar and the webinar series, please contact Alison Flenniken. Register
Shelter in Rural Places: Facing Rural Housing Challenges in the Unfolding Pandemic – Sept. 22
Join us for the third ROAD Session, in which rural and tribal organizations will share their analysis and useful strategies for helping rural residents, workers and families address housing distress and homelessness. They will provide details on available housing programs and modes of collaboration useful to advance safe, affordable, solutions now and over the long-term, including strategies that could help fend off further crisis if federal and state unemployment and housing assistance run dry. Followed by Peer-Learning Breakout Sessions Information
Building a Toolkit for Agricultural Safety and Health – Sept. 23
Join us as we introduce participants to the world of child agricultural safety and health. After learning about benefits, risks and hazards of living, working and playing on farms, we will explore safety strategies for safeguarding children. We will help participants build a toolkit for safeguarding children and youth in the agricultural environment. All tools and resources used to build these toolkits are available free of charge. Information
Closing the Digital Divide: Opportunities for Rural Nonprofits – September 24th, 2020 11:00 AM EST
The Covid-19 public health challenge has made the reality that broadband Internet is essential infrastructure all the more pertinent and urgent across the country. For Rural America, in particular, the connectivity gap is both more obvious and demands a vastly more robust response.
As communities nationwide marshal resources to deliver connectivity to meet immediate needs, and the federal government prepares to roll out the largest-ever auction to fund rural broadband networks, there are opportunities at all scales for community and economic development organizations to help address the digital divide. Register