Archived Events & Training: Q2 – 2019

Thank you for visiting our archive for all Events & Training from Q2 of 2019. 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.

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Free – Webinar: Govloop- A New Level of Smart Communities- April 4th 1-2pm CDT

The smart cities movement is gaining traction across the country. States, counties and municipalities are rethinking how they can transform services to provide better experiences. Geographic information systems (GIS) can take this transformation to the next level. Information

 

Free – Webinar: Disaster Response Lessons Learned in Texas, Hear from Texas Officials- April 4th 11:15-12:15pm CDT

Join SSF and the Texas General Land Office’s Community Development and Revitalization division, and our co host, the Cadmus Group, in a discussion of what the State has learned from recent disasters to improve preparedness and long term recovery from extreme weather events. The talks will focus on operational considerations in community revitalization — infrastructure, monitoring & compliance and specifically on housing. Information

Webinar: Resources for Youth in Preparedness – April 17, 2019 – 3 p.m. Central

As part of National Financial Capability Month, join presenters from Young America Saves, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council for a youth savings webinar. This webinar will share financial tools and resources for youth, organizations that serve youth, and the public. Register

Free – Webinar: Flood-Damaged Homes: Approaches to Effective Decontamination, Cleaning and Drying -April 18, 2019, 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will focus on safe and effective methods that homeowners can consider for remediating and restoring flood-damaged homes, with special emphasis on antimicrobial use—including gas/vapor phase biocides, hydroxyl-radicals and botanicals—as well as best practices for cleaning and drying materials and surfaces. Register

Webinar: From A to Z: The Grant Writing Process – April 24, 2019

Are you new to the grant-writing world or simply need a refresher? Join this one-hour webinar to explore the process from start to finish. Participants will learn to assess grant readiness, evaluate grant opportunities, identify key components of every grant, and establish a grant writing “tool-kit” to encourage grant writing success. This webinar offers a roadmap for organizations who need a comprehensive overview of the grant process as some practical checklists and templates to use along the way. Register

 

Webinar: Key fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents Part One – April 24, 2019 – 2 p.m. Central

This webinar is a two-part course on the National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004. It brings participants the latest information on reform legislation impacting the NFIP as it reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works. Register

 

$69.00 – Webinar: Writing Federal Grants – April 25, 2019 -1 p.m. CT

Every year the government releases millions of dollars to help nonprofit organizations serve their communities. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke will talk about how to identify federal grant opportunities, and she’ll outline the major elements of grant applications required by most federal agencies. Resources to help your organization through the government grant seeking process will also be discussed. This presentation is for intermediate grant writers. Register

 

Free – Webinar: Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund 2019 Request for Proposals – April 25, 2019 – 2 p.m. CT

SSDN is proud to partner with The Kendeda Fund again in 2019 to launch the third round of the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund. The RFP is now open and grant information is found here. SSDN is offering a webinar to review criteria and timelines and project design ideas, and will be available for questions from interested applicant teams. Registration is required, and may be done by clicking on the links below. Register

 

Webinar: Key fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents Part Two – April 25, 2019 – 2 p.m. Central

This webinar is a two-part course on the National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004. It brings participants the latest information on reform legislation impacting the NFIP as it reviews the key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works. Register

Free – Webinar Building Smarter Cities with Intelligent Infrastructure Management – May 1, 2019 – 10 a.m. CT

Join this webinar to examine how a new approach—intelligent infrastructure management—can help cities overcome traditional asset management challenges, combining real-time data from physical assets and other sources to improve decision-making and support future infrastructure investment planning initiatives. Register

 

$320.00, Early Reg. – Symposium: Symposium for Goodness’ Sake: April 30 – May 2, 2019 – 8:00 AM CST

The Symposium for Goodness’ Sake is a three-day symposium in Austin, Texas, tailored for individuals interested in learning the essentials behind the inner workings of Community First! Village. Register

 

Free – Webinar: A Modern Approach to Public Health Preparedness – May 2, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

Keeping your community and constituents healthy and safe is a complex challenge, especially when threats vary. Public health organizations need to be able to identify, adapt and respond to problems quickly and efficiently using the right tools. This webinar takes a modern approach to public health preparedness using geographic information systems (GIS) tools. Register

 

Request for Proposals: Real Places 2020 Conference – Preserving Texas History – May 6, 2019

The Texas Historical Commission is seeking session and workshop proposals for the 2020 Real Places Conference in Austin January 29-31, 2020. Real Places has a diverse audience that includes volunteers and staff from preservation and cultural organizations; state, county, and city government employees; and professionals in the preservation, restoration, museum, and tourism fields.
Content areas include: economic and social revitalization of communities through preservation, stewardship of historic structures, and developing heritage tourism experiences.

RealPlaces 2020 SessionProposal Form

 

Free – Webinar: Start a Monthly Donor Program – May 7, 2019 – 2 pm. CT

If you’re hesitant or unsure about monthly donors, this FREE interactive webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream. The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort. Register

 

Free – Webinar: Demonstration of Homegrown Tools: A Tool Developed by EDA University Center UNC-Chapel Hill – May 8, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. CT

Join leaders from EDA University Center, the Kenan Center for Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as they demonstrate their Homegrown Tools platform. Homegrown Tools is a web tool that tells the story of small towns that have successfully stimulated private investment and job creation. The tool is meant to connect public officials, practitioners and researchers to successful small-town economic development strategies and inspire small towns to leverage their unique assets. Through this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn how to access and use the tool, including how to search by strategy type, geography, and case study; why this matters and how it can be used; and ways further case studies can be added to the tool to expand the repertoire of examples for those working in the field of community and economic development. Register

 

Free – Webinar: More than Good Looks: How Trees Influence Urban Stormwater Management in Green Infrastructure Practices – May 8, 2019 – 12 p.m. CT

In this webinar, Andrew Tirpak will discuss recent research results from studies designed to characterize the health of trees in bioretention practices and the benefits they provide to urban stormwater management. Lyn Rutherford will share observations from managing bioretention and detention ponds, noting how design, installation, and maintenance practices affect tree health and water quality function.

For more information: Contact the Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team at urban@fs.fed.us and Register

Free – Webinar: Demonstration of Homegrown Tools: A Tool Developed by EDA University Center UNC-Chapel Hill – May 8, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. CT

Join leaders from EDA University Center, the Kenan Center for Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as they demonstrate their Homegrown Tools platform. Homegrown Tools is a web tool that tells the story of small towns that have successfully stimulated private investment and job creation. The tool is meant to connect public officials, practitioners and researchers to successful small-town economic development strategies and inspire small towns to leverage their unique assets. Through this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn how to access and use the tool, including how to search by strategy type, geography, and case study; why this matters and how it can be used; and ways further case studies can be added to the tool to expand the repertoire of examples for those working in the field of community and economic development. Register

Free – Webinar: How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants All Applicants – May 9, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

For 2019 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the BUILD application process. These webinars will be recorded and are a great resource for anyone considering applying to BUILD this year or those preparing a BUILD application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants. Register

Free – Webinar: Economic Development Ethics – May 9, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. CT

Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. This webinar will focus on real life ethical situations faced by economic developers where your decisions could mean the difference between success and failure in your career and life. Register

 

Free – Webinar: Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking – May 9, 2019 – 2 p.m.

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Office for Victims of Crime’s Field-Generated Innovations in Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements, and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. Register

Free – Webinar: ADA National Network Learning Session:Fitting Accessibility into the Design and Construction Standards of Storm Shelters – May 9, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. Central

This course will review where storm shelters are required by the International building codes. There will also be an overview of the technical, or the how to, requirements in the ICC 500, including access for persons with disabilities. The needs of the type of shelter differ because of the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes. Some of the biggest differences is the amount of warning time to get to a shelter, the time the occupants will stay in the shelter and the differences in the forces from the wind and debris on the shelter. This class will explain those differences and the why behind the requirements. Register

Free – Event (Port Arthur): Hope for Texas Homeowners – May 11, 2019 – 10 a.m. Central

Mortgage companies, HUD-approved nonprofit housing counselors and local partners are coming together to lead families down the road to recovery. This event will be held in Port Arthur and families from neighboring communities are invited. Please see attached pdfs in English and Spanish. Please see English and Spanish pdfs. HopeNow Port Arthur -Flyer, HopeNow Port Arthur Spanish

 

$1,095 – Training (Fort Worth): Grantsmanship Training Program – May 13 – 17, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. CT

Are you working to change your community? Will more funding help you create that change? Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending our Texas grant proposal writing course. Learn how to get funding for your nonprofit! Whether you’re a Fort Worth nonprofit or from another region, you’ll learn how to do the research, make a plan, and secure the funding you need. Register

 

Free – Webinar: OVC Fiscal Year 2019 Enhancing Learning and Other Access to Services Program – May 14, 2019 – 12 p.m. CT

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Fiscal Year 2019 Enhancing Language and Other Access to Services Program solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity, review eligibility requirements, and address frequently asked questions. Register

 

Free – Webinar: Using the Response Outreach Area Mapper – May 14, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

To celebrate the launch of the Census Academy , join our instructor Suzanne McArdle for the webinar Using the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM). You will learn how the ROAM application makes it easier to identify hard-to-count areas and provides a socioeconomic and demographic characteristic profile of these areas using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates. Information

 

Free – Webinar: Rural Development Hubs: Action Infrastructure for Rural Prosperity – May 14, 2019 – 9 a.m. Central

Join Aspen Institute President Dan Porterfield to hear from four Hub leaders, all members of the Rural Development Innovation Group, as they share what it takes to be a Hub – and why and how they do it. They will also discuss policy levers to support Rural Development Hubs and preview some of the topline findings from the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group’s interviews with more than 40 of these field-leading organizations building better rural outcomes across America.Register

 

Free – Event/Live Stream (Washington D.C.): Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group Rural Development Hubs: Action Infrastructure for Rural Prosperity – May 14, 2019 – 9 a.m. Central

Join Aspen Institute President Dan Porterfield on May 14th to hear from four Hub leaders, all members of the Rural Development Innovation Group, as they share what it takes to be a Hub – and why and how they do it. We’ll also discuss policy levers to support Rural Development Hubs and preview some of the topline findings from the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group’s interviews with more than 40 of these field-leading organizations building better rural outcomes across America. Information

 

Free – Event (Corpus Christi, TX): GLO Mitigation Survey Input – Coastal Bend – May 14, 2019 – 2 p.m. CT

Texas will receive $4.29 billion in federal disaster mitigation funds to help vulnerable communities prepare for future disasters. The Texas General Land Office is seeking local input for a Mitigation Action Plan that will outline: what types of activities will be funded, who will receive those funds, and how much funding will be made available to each locality for each activity. This free event at the Coastal Bend COG will convene stakeholders to discuss regional priorities and potential draft responses to the survey. The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at TAMUCC will help to coordinate draft responses. Register

 

Free – Webinar: From Preparedness to Recovery: Fundraising for Natural Disasters – May 15, 2019 – 12:30 p.m.

Join to understand disaster philanthropy and get the tools for effective fundraising. “Low attention” disasters threaten towns and cities nationwide year-round. Be ready to respond to the aftermath of a specific event or as a way to support preparedness. From grasstops to grassroots, we’ll discuss strategies for creating data-informed cases for support to foundations and corporations, best practices in disaster philanthropy, as well as working with community foundations and long-term recovery groups in small and rural towns. Register

Free – Webinar: Utilizing Social Vulnerability Metrics in Emergency Management Planning and Operations – May 15, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

The concept of social vulnerability is theoretically framed by a multi-disciplinary litany of case studies and research on specific hazard events, their impacts, and outcomes. Social vulnerability to hazards refers specifically to a lack of ability for individuals and communities to adequately prepare for, respond to, and rebound from environmental hazards.  Although the “science” of vulnerability is relatively new, the utility of social vulnerability measures for targeting scarce disaster preparedness, response, and recovery resources to those most impacted and distressed is clear.  This presentation will showcase a variety of cases where social vulnerability measures have been utilized to aid decision makers before, during, and after disasters. Please see Utilizing Social Vulnerability Metrics Webinar Information

Free – Training (Georgetown, TX): Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents – May 15, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. CT

The Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Seminar course covers the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004. Participants will receive the latest information on reform legislation impacting the NFIP as the course reviews key elements that insurance agents need to know about the NFIP and how it works. Register

Free – Webinar: Disaster Debris Series – May 15, 2019 – 10 a.m. Central

H-GAC will host a Disaster Debris Series webinar, guided by a multimedia presentation, which will focus on activities that can assist jurisdictions in being prepared to respond to and recover from a disaster debris generating incident including:

  • Identification and evaluation of debris management sites
  • Creation of a list of priority facilities and roads for road clearing
  • Establishment of prepositioned contracts for debris hauling and monitoring services
  • Development and maintenance of disaster debris management plans

The webinar will provide participants the opportunity to discuss activities they have undertaken to better prepare for disaster debris operations. Register

Free – Conference Call: Texas Recovery Office (TRO) Integrated Recovery Coordination (IRC) Partner Coordination Call – May 15, 2019 – 3:00 PM CST

What is the coordination call? It’s a one hour long call for local, state, federal, university and other partners to discuss recovery topics, provide resources for recovery, and special presentations from guest speakers. Join the call and be part of the 2019 Texas resilient-recovery talk!
Call-In Number: 1-800-320-4330 PIN 127192#

 

Free – Event: San Antonio, TX: Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Seminar – May 16, 2019 – 9 a.m. CT

The Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Seminar course covers the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.The seminar also discusses many of the federal flood program’s general rules as well as some of its more advanced topics through the use of a case study approach. Register

 

Free – Webinar: Using Data to Drive Buy-In and Funding to Reduce Asthma Triggers: The Value of Proposition of School IAQ Management – May 16, 2019 – 12 p.m. CT

This webinar will teach you how to design and successfully implement a strategy to identify, collect and use data with low-cost, easy-to-use tools (e.g., the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App) to start, improve or sustain a comprehensive IAQ and asthma management program. Through harnessing the power of evaluation, you will be equipped to make the case using a value proposition and a communications strategy that generate broader acceptance of, compliance with and funding for IAQ management, with a specific focus on reducing asthma triggers. Information

 

Free – Webinar: Why Location Intelligence is Critical to Building Smarter Governments – May 16, 2019 – 11 a.m. CT

Location is an essential dimension of government data, and experts predict it will be how governments orchestrate the next dimension of service delivery. But becoming a location-intelligent government involves more than updating geographic information systems (GIS) technology. It requires governments to integrate location data into broader digital transformation efforts. It also involves preparing for the even greater importance smart government initiatives will place on data management and analytics. Join this webinar to look at the evolution of how governments think about location data and share a roadmap to help public sector leaders put location intelligence to work to benefit their communities. Information

Free – Webinars: Technical Assistance Webinars for the ReConnect Program – May 21; May 23; and May 28, 2019 (all start times are 1 p.m. CT)

USDA Rural Development staff will host three webinars to discuss the financial, mapping, and environmental components of the application process for the ReConnect Program. Start time for all webinars is 1 p.m. Central.

  • Tuesday, May 21 – Application Walkthrough: Financial Register
  • Thursday, May 23 – Application Walkthrough: Mapping Register
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Application Walkthrough: Environmental Register

Free – Webinar: National Models for Asthma Care: Best Practices from the 2019 Asthma Award Winners – May 23, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

This webinar will announce winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. The winners will share successful strategies for effective in-home interventions and critical asthma education, innovative and diverse community-based partnerships that can further your program’s impact, methods to use data to measure key program outcomes and improve return on investment, and models for providing the full continuum of asthma care. Register

 

Free – Webinar: From A to Z: The Grant Writing Process May 24, 2019 – 11 a.m. CT

Are you new to the grant-writing world or simply need a refresher? Join us for this one-hour webinar to explore the process from start to finish. Participants will learn to assess grant readiness, evaluate grant opportunities, identify key components of every grant, and establish a grant writing “tool-kit” to encourage grant writing success. This webinar offers a roadmap for organizations who need a comprehensive overview of the grant process as some practical checklists and templates to use along the way. Register

Free – Workshop: Stafford, TX: Recovery Peer Planning Workshop – May 29, 2019 9 a.m. CT

This workshop will include presentations from local subject matter experts who will provide an overview of the recovery process and speak on best practices in recovery planning. There will also be a panel of experts composed of local, state, and federal government; voluntary organizations; and long-term recovery group representatives who will be prepared to answer questions about their roles during recovery. The workshop will place an emphasis on pre-disaster recovery planning. If your jurisdiction does not have a pre-disaster recovery plan, this workshop will help you formulate ideas about developing one, and a locally developed pre-disaster recovery plan template will be discussed and made available.Register and see Recovery Peer Planning Workshop Announcement

Free – Webinar: Modern Cloud-based Information Systems for Government – June 4th, 2019 – 10 a.m. CT

Leaders from Dude Solutions and Kitsap County, Washington, will join Government Technology for an informative webinar on the benefits of a cloud-based model and how to successfully make the move for a more modern government. Cloud-based solutions for asset management, permitting and licensing, and property tax assessments can help agencies generate revenue faster and streamline operations. Perhaps more importantly, they make it easier for citizens to do business with their governments. Register now

Free – Webinar: Application Information Groundwork USA – June 4, 2019 – 12 p.m. CT

Groundwork USA, in partnership with the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is now accepting Letters of Interest from communities (see below). A free informational webinar will be held June 4, 2019 to provide an overview of the application process. Click here to register for the webinar. The selected community will be eligible for up to $200,000 in funding and technical assistance.

Free – Workshop: Regional Financial Assistance Workshop – June 4, 2019 – 10 a.m. CT

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is pleased to invite you to a new style of workshop that will provide valuable information and more one-on-one opportunities to discuss your project needs. Your regional project team, along with TWDB program coordinators, will be at the workshop to discuss specific projects and answer questions. Information

 

$79.00 – Training (La Marque, TX): Community Planning for Hazards: Training for Local Officials – June 4 – 5, 2019 – 12 p.m. CT

Local officials and staff are invited to a Texas Citizen Planner event on the connections between good planning, hazard mitigation, and environmental stewardship. Hear about strategic approaches your community can embark upon to link risk management with your community’s ongoing planning and vision. This seminar has a multi-speaker agenda covering broad topical areas important for hazard mitigation and plan integration, with respect to municipal planning and regulatory authorities. Contact Celina Gauthier Lowry (Celina.lowry@tamu.edu) for more information. Registration.

 

Free – Event (George R. Brown Convention Center): Houston Evacuation Exercise – June 5th, 2019 – 7 a.m CT

The City of Houston will hold an evacuation exercise on June 5th at the George R. Brown, and we are actively seeking volunteers to participate in the exercise. More details are in the attached flyer. Charity Dominguez will participate on the call to discuss the Evac Hub. See Evac Hub Volunteer Flyer Updated

 

Free – Webinar: Insights from the Experts: Managing Asthma in Schools with IAQ Preventive Maintenance – June 6, 2019 – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar featuring a live discussion will recap the strategies outlined in the webinars re-released in May. You will hear how these asthma management practices are integrated into IAQ preventive maintenance and learn how to utilize EPA guidance to reduce asthma triggers and potentially reduce absenteeism. You also will have an opportunity to have your questions answered by school district representatives who successfully have reduced asthma attacks, increased attendance and improved academic performance. Information

 

Free – Webinar: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy – June 6, 2019 – 12 pm Central

In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can be successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization. Information

 

Free – Webinars: Public Comment for FEMA’s New Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program – June 6; June 13; June 20; June 25, 2019 (all start times are 1 p.m. CT)

FEMA is hosting a webinar series during the month of June to provide an overview of the different topic areas of the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. The call-in information is the same for each webinar:

Phone:1-800-320-4330 Code: 338559#
Adobe Connect: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/engage-bric/

  • Thursday, June 6 – Infrastructure Mitigation Projects and Community Lifelines
  • Thursday, June 13 – Hazard Mitigation Planning, Grant Application and Evaluation, and Risk Based Funding
  • Thursday, June 20 – Funding & Resource Management and Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Tuesday, June 25 – Building Codes and Enforcement and Capacity and Capability

 

Free – Event (George R. Brown Convention Center): Extreme Weather Ready Expo – June 8th, 2019 – 10 a.m. CT

The Extreme Weather Ready Expo will be held June 8th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. For more details about the event or to register as an exhibitor, see the links below. Jackie Miller will be on the call to discuss.

https://www.hurricaneworkshop.com/
https://www.hurricaneworkshop.com/exhibitors/exhibitor-registration/

Free – Workshop (Tyler, TX): Water System Finance and Effective Communication with Boards – June 11, 2019 – 8 a.m. CT

Managing a water system requires knowledge and action on financial and technical issues, as well as successful communication with the board to receive support for key decisions involving rates, budgets, and capital improvements. This workshop will survey the basics of financial management of small water systems and provide tips for working with the Board. It is ideal for people who are not yet very experienced in utility financial management, or who are in charge of ensuring that the systems’ assets are maintained in the long-term, or who communicate directly with the Board on matters of utility finance. Register

Free – Workshop: FEMA Region 6 Flood Risk Open House – June 12 and 13, 2019 CT

FEMA Region 6 will be hosting two public Flood Risk Open Houses in Brazoria County June 12 and 13 where flood map changes and flood risk information will be shared. Residents and business owners interested in viewing preliminary flood maps for Brazoria County are invited to attend.

  • Please attend the coordination briefing on Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. Central
    • Adobe Connect: Link
    • Audio: 800-320-4330; PIN: 062984#
    • For more information, please contact Jonathan Colwell, FEMA R6, Risk Analysis Outreach Coordinator: Jonathan.Colwell@fema.dhs.gov

 

Free – Workshop (Pearland, TX): Managing Stormwater – June 12, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

H-GAC and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host a free stormwater workshop at the John Hargrove Environmental Complex, 5800 Magnolia Street, Pearland. Managing Our Stormwater from Gutter to Stream will cover nature-based techniques to clean and conserve stormwater for people and wildlife at any scale: backyard to urban/suburban/industrial to regional. This workshop is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Green Infrastructure for Texas program. Registration

 

Free – Workshop: Managing Our Stormwater from Gutter To Stream  – June 12, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

H-GAC and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host a free stormwater workshop and will cover nature-based techniques to clean and conserve stormwater for people and wildlife at any scale: backyard to urban/suburban/industrial to regional. Information

Free – Webinar: How an As-A-Service Approach to Public Safety Can Fast-Track Smart City Initiatives – June 13th, 2019 – 1 p.m. CT

Technology plays a key role in improving public safety and making cities smarter. But jurisdictions looking to implement smart city technologies often grapple with issues like inflexible budgets, lack of technical knowledge and privacy concerns.  Join us as we explore how adopting an as-a-service approach to public safety can help cities overcome those challenges and reinvent the way they acquire, use and integrate technology.

Our panel of experts will discuss:

  • How Public Safety as a Service (PSaaS) can be implemented on-demand, bringing smart city initiatives to life quickly and easily without requiring a capital-intensive investment in assets or extensive technical expertise.
  • How PSaaS can enable cities to implement autonomous outdoor security such as intelligent surveillance, license plate reading and gunshot detection, even in areas where power and communications are difficult to access.
  • How a government-friendly subscription model can help cities circumvent budget approval challenges.

Speakers:

  • Loyd Kinsworthy, Retired Police Captain, San Jose Police Department
  • Roland DuCote, Global Technical Marketing Director, Arrow Electronics IoT Global Solutions Group
  • Morgan Wright, Moderator, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Registration- Smart Tech Resiliency Workshops July 09 and 11

For more information about this event contact Steven Mikulencak (smikulencak@tamu.edu), Charriss York (cyork@tamu.edu), or Madeline Jones (mljones@tamu.edu). Register

 

Free – Webinar: Risk Prioritization Methodology for HHPD Grant – June 13, 2019 – 1 pm CT

To best allocate federal spending, high hazard potential dams (HHPD) Grant Program (see below) recipients are required to use a risk-based prioritization method to rank eligible HHPD and decide which activities to fund. The prioritization method compares projects based on failure modes, potential consequences resulting from a dam incident, and the expected risk-reduction and other benefits of the project. For states who do not have their own risk-based prioritization methods, they may use FEMA’s HHPD Risk Prioritization Methodology. This webinar will provide an overview of FEMA’s HHPD Risk Prioritization Methodology.

Adobe Connect: Link  Audio: 1-866-830-9434 PIN: 4097645

 

$50-$225 – Training (Dallas, TX): Housing Connection Training – June 17, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. CT

The Housing Connection Training program aims to bring quality training opportunities to organizations who are serving our communities. Training classes are open to staff working for a nonprofit, unit of government, or community-based organization, providing financial, homebuyer, foreclosure prevention education and affordable housing Information

$69.00 – Webinar: Prepare to Win: A Fresh New Approach to Grantwriting – June 18, 2019 – 1 pm CT

For the novice, as well as those with some experience, this webinar provides a fresh new approach to grantwriting. The rule for grantwriting is simple: 80% of your time on preparation and 20% of your time on writing. Does your grantwriting process follow this rule? What does that 80% include? How do you build organizational credibility into your request? What should you be doing to strengthen everything from your statement of need to your explanation of the impact the grant award will have? Take the time to re-consider how you present basic documents such as your budget, organizational description, and board and staff bios so they add significant credibility to your request

WEBINAR-Prepare_to_Win-A_Fresh_New_Approach_to_Grantwriting_(18_June_2019).  Information

Free – Webinar: Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development – June 18, 2019 – 12 p.m. CT

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. Please note that registration is required. Presenters will share lessons for achieving community involvement, revitalization and resilience from area-wide planning approaches used to address brownfields or other community challenges and discuss how states can support such comprehensive collaborative approaches. Registration

 

Free – Webinar: FEMA Recovery Partner Call: Airbnb Disaster Response & Relief – June 19, 3:00 pm CT

Whether it’s newlyweds who lost their home in a wildfire, a cancer patient who needs to be closer to specialty care, or a family fleeing conflict in their home country — Open Homes lets hosts offer their space for free to people going through a difficult time. Hosts can play an important role in their community’s response and recovery — just by offering their extra space. Since 2012, hosts have opened their doors to people affected by disasters all over the world.

Call In Number: 1-800-320-4330 PIN 127192#  Adobe Connect:
https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r6v2hntyip5/

Free – Workshop: ReDiscovery: Supporting Individuals with Disabilities Recovering from Hurricane Harvey – June 19, Houston, TX, 1:30 – 3:30 pm CT

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is hosting ReDiscovery: Supporting Individuals with Disabilities Recovering from Hurricane Harvey on June 19, 2019 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. The course will be held in Room 120B at Houston Transtar, 6922 Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024. The purpose of ReDiscovery is to provide training, technical assistance, and educational materials on long-term recovery services and resources for individuals with disabilities and other functional and access needs affected by Hurricane Harvey.

To register and for more information, please contact Jennifer Suter, email or 713-426-9455.

Free – Webinar: How Utilities Are Addressing Water Equity – June 21- 2 p.m. CT

This webinar will feature stories from some of the US Water Alliance’s Water Equity Taskforce cities about how they are working on the ground with community organizations to apply strategies from the Alliance’s Equitable Water Future National Briefing Paper. Webinar attendees will learn more about how cross-sector partners in Camden, Buffalo, and Louisville are using equitable water management to promote job creation, workforce development, climate resiliency, improved public health, and more. Social and economic inclusion is a key component of the One Water movement. A sustainable water future requires that all people have access to clean, safe, affordable water and wastewater service. However, frontline communities across the nation experience compounded water challenges. Low-income communities and communities of color are most often hit first and worst by flooding, storm surges, compromised water infrastructure, and other water crises. Register

 

Free – Webinar: FEMA Seeks Feedback on National Incident Management System – closes June 21, 2019

The NIMS Training Program sets forth a structure for national training and establishes the roles and responsibilities of FEMA and members of the NIMS stakeholder community. FEMA has released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Program for a 30-day National Engagement Period ending at 5 p.m. EDT June 21, 2019. FEMA will host a series of 60-minute engagement webinars to highlight key proposed changes to NIMS and answer participant questions about submitting feedback. All webinars are open to the whole community.

To review the draft of the updated NIMS Training Program and for additional webinar information, visit Information

 

Free – Workshop: Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop, Fulton, TX – June 24, 2019 – 9 am – 4 pm CT

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Urban Waters Harvey Support team will host a follow-up Regional Flood Management Planning Workshop on June 24 in Fulton, TX. These workshops are bringing Local/County/State/Federal Partners together to discuss collaborative ways of developing a Regional Flood Management Plan and to identify challenges, gaps, and resources. During this follow-on workshop, we will focus on Innovative Funding Sources & Data Sets/Resource Tools.

Please share this invitation with partners who can support this discussion. Register

Grant Webinar: Our Town Grant Guidelines and Tips and Tricks – June 24, 2:00 pm CT        

New FY2020 Our Town guidelines are posted! The deadline for applications is August 8. Join the Design & Creative Placemaking staff on June 24 for a webinar on how to ensure your Our Town application is clear and compelling. An overview presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Register

Free – Webinar: Advancing Equitable Neighborhood Development – June 25 – 2 p.m. CT

With the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, NALCAB’s Advancing Equitable Neighborhood Development Webinar Series will highlight best practices and promising approaches to equitable neighborhood development policy and practice in US cities to mitigate the impacts of gentrification.
For the second webinar, Influencing Local Government, Mercedes Marquez will provide guidance on understanding the capacity of local government and on strategies that can help community organizations succeed at the local government level beyond single policy wins, and be acknowledged as independent and subject matter experts for their communities. Information

Free – Webcast: The State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2019 – June 25, 2019 – 11 am CT

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2019 will be released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Although household growth is returning to a more normal pace, this year’s State of the Nation’s Housing report shows that housing production still falls short of what is needed, which is keeping pressure on house prices and rents, and eroding affordability. While demographic trends alone should support a vibrant housing market over the coming decade, realizing this potential depends heavily on whether the market can provide a broader and more affordable range of housing options for tomorrow’s households. To join in person, click here.  This event will also be webcast. Information

 

Free – Workshops: Green Infrastructure – June 25, 2019

See green infrastructure projects in the Houston-Galveston region first hand. Each location showcases an innovative practice and will feature multiple speakers as well as a site tour. Intended audience includes municipal representatives, local elected officials, county staff, landowners, school districts, not for profit organizations, and facilities managers.

Ghirardi Family WaterSmart Park, League City – June 25, 8:30 am

Register or click here for more on Green Infrastructure Field Days

$79.00 – Training: Community Planning for Hazards: Training for Local Officials – Rockport – June 26-27

The Texas Citizen Planner (TCP) program is a planning education program for locally elected and appointed officials. Instruction by planners, researchers, and other leaders from across Texas will provide local officials with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about community choices. Communities that integrate hazard mitigation principals and factor in long-term risks into their existing plans stand to make their communities more resilient and less prone to disasters.

For more information about Texas Citizen Planner, please contact Celina Gauthier Lowry at celina.lowry@tamu.edu or Steven Mikulencak at smikulencak@tamu.edu Information

Free – Training (Cameron County, TX): Community Planning for Hazards: Training for Local Officials – June 27 – 28, 2019

Local officials and staff are invited to a Texas Citizen Planner event on the connections between good planning, hazard mitigation, and environmental stewardship. Hear about strategic approaches your community can embark upon to link risk management with your community’s ongoing planning and vision. This seminar has a multi-speaker agenda covering broad topical areas important for hazard mitigation and plan integration, with respect to municipal planning and regulatory authorities. Online registration will be forthcoming. Contact Celina Gauthier Lowry (Celina.lowry@tamu.edu) for more information and Texas Citizen Planner Program

 

Free – Webinar: Lessons Learned About Water and Waste Water Disaster Recovery and Resilience – June 28, 2019

Webinar on storm water run-off management and capture, environmental health, remediation, repairs, budgeting and finance issues, and provides a look ahead at some of the challenges community leaders need to anticipate in the next 10-20 years.
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