Recognized Tribes: Events & Training

Disaster PRIMR 2021 Conference, January 31 – February 4

This virtual conference through Texas A&M University will share best practices, lessons learned (or yet to be learned), and insights gained in all dimensions of disaster readiness.

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The Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Mental Health Outcomes: February 2-3, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM both days

There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health—yet research into the effects of environmental stressors rarely focuses on behavioral and mental health outcomes. Please join us for our next virtual workshop to explore emerging science on the relationship, harmful or beneficial, between environmental exposures and mental health.



FEMA Offers Exercise Assistance Through the National Exercise Program

FEMA’s National Exercise Division is now accepting nominations to the National Exercise Program (NEP). The program offers no-cost assistance for exercise design, development, execution and evaluation to validate capabilities across all mission areas. Fall nomination round submissions are due by Nov.1 and decisions will be sent by Dec. 1. The NEP will hold additional exercise nomination rounds in spring and fall of 2021. FEMA will host two 60-minute webinars for state, local, tribal, territorial and other whole community partners to discuss the nomination process. The webinars will be held at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 6. The webinar topics will also include the support that NEP can provide for conducting exercises in a COVID-19 environment and the proposed 2021-2022 Principals’ Strategic Priorities. To participate in either webinar: For questions, send an email to the National Exercise Division.


  • Sept 22 @ 2 p.m. Eastern: FEMA Teleconference: 1-800-320-4330, PIN 559550#. Presentation: FEMA Adobe Connect.
  • Oct 6 @ 2 p.m. Eastern: FEMA Teleconference: 1-800-320-4330, PIN 559550#. Presentation: FEMA Adobe Connect.


Coronavirus Disease Training

Training related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available through the TRAIN Learning Network. This includes training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and other organizations.



A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders

The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.



New Webinars and Online Discussion for Human Services Organizations Addressing Coronavirus

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has launched a new series of webinars and an online discussion forum for community-based human services organizations to discuss the potential health impact and business disruptions as a result of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).



Disaster Recovery Awareness

Topics covered in this 1-hour course include disaster recovery guidance, disaster recovery planning, and disaster assistance resources.



Information Security for Everyone

Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.



ASFPM Flood Science Center

Association of State Floodplain Managers has recorded webinars for your review. The CRS Green Guide, Building CRS Capacity, Open Space Preservation, and Stormwater management. Other resources available are Green Guide, Success Stories and More.



Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series

In 2012, USDA-Forest Service embarked on a project to help inform natural resource professionals, land use planners, private landowners and others about the issues facing our forestlands – both public and private – and to help them learn about opportunities and strategies to conserve open space through a series of monthly webinars. Here are archive of these webinars. We hope you find them interesting!



Completing your Hazard Mitigation Plan – The Mitigation Minute

Hazard Mitigation is best accomplished when based on a comprehensive, long-term plan. Hazard mitigation plans allow communities to understand threats from natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impacts of disasters.

FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan Requirement


Virtual Summit on Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders

This 2-day national online conversation took place August 7-8, 2019. Subject matter experts from around the country discussed the most effective approaches to ending homelessness for individuals who have serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The summit sessions promoted collaboration across systems, drew on scientific evidence, and included practical tools and cutting-edge strategies for communities and agencies.




URA the HUD Way

This 8-part web-based modular training course provides basic information and resources to HUD grantees and funding recipients on URA requirements for HUD funded projects. Module 1 provides an overview of the URA. Module 2 provides an overview of another Federal law known as Section 104(d), which applies to CDBG and HOME funded projects. Modules 3 through 8 provide greater technical training on various URA topics.



Resource Associates On-Demand Webinars

As part of our commitment to helping nonprofits, tribes and education agencies be successful, Resource Associates regularly hosts webinars to provide valuable information about everything from tips for writing specific grants to strategies for more effectively managing your organization. Please feel free to share these resources with your colleagues.



2019 Young Minds Matter Conference Recording

This episode of our podcast takes place against the backdrop of the 2019 Young Minds Matter (YMM) Conference, held by the Hogg Foundation, in Houston, TX. The theme for this year’s event was “Communities Connecting for Well-Being.” We converse with three unique and powerful voices from the conference: Marlon Lizama, a Houston spoken-word artist and co-founder of Iconoclast Artists; Dr. Howard Pinderhughes, chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF); and Dr. Nia West-Bey, a senior policy analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). In these conversations we converge on the central question: What does it truly mean to care about young minds?



CharityHowTo – Free Nonprofit Training Courses

CharityHowTo provides free live and on-demand that focus on assisting nonprofits. Some of the upcoming webinars include: Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right!, How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees, How to Lead Event Committees to Success, and Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month in Free Ads.



FEMA Releases PrepTalk: “Living with Water: How the Netherlands Prevents Flood Disasters”

Last week, FEMA released Jan Peelen’s PrepTalk “Living with Water: How the Netherlands Prevents Flood Disasters.”  Peelen tells the story of the Netherland’s historic battle with flooding and shares how the Dutch are learning to live with water. As a representative of the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Peelan advises U.S. entities on resilience, urban planning, and infrastructure and coordinates all water-related efforts of the Dutch diplomatic network in the U.S.

Conducting a Mitigation Needs Assessment for CDBG-MIT Webinar – On-Demand

The Office of Block Grant Assistance (OBGA) Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division (DRSI), in partnership with the FEMA National Mitigation Planning Program, hosted a webinar to provide guidance to Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grantees on conducting a mitigation needs assessment as required by the CDBG-MIT Federal Register Notice.



Seminarios en Línea de CDBG-DR en Español (CDBG Webinars on demand in Spanish)

Estos seminarios en línea están diseñados para las nuevas entidades receptoras del programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario en Casos de Recuperación de Desastres (CDBG-DR) y la Competencia Nacional de Resiliencia ante Desastres (NDRC) y el personal de Evaluación Ambiental. Esta serie de seminarios en línea es un resumen básico de los requisitos.



TEEX Recovery Courses Accepting Course Requests/Reservations

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is accepting course requests and reservations. The 12-hour Disaster Recovery Public Assistance course and the four-hour Disaster Recovery for Senior Officials course can be scheduled now. TEEX will come to your community; there is no-cost for this training. Please email Andrew Wenzel, Program Director, at


Free National Fire Academy Courses

The National Fire Academy offers free, high-quality fire and EMS training for the fire and emergency services and allied professionals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our off-campus training courses will help you to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies, while providing you with the perfect opportunity to network with peers from across your state and region.



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