FEMA Announces 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. Formerly the National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards, the name was changed to reflect FEMA’s intent to recognize the innovative and outstanding achievements of all of the individuals, communities, and organizations working to ensure that the United States is better prepared and more resilient.

The Awards showcase the work of the agency’s partners at the state, territorial, local and tribal levels. This includes nongovernmental organizations in the nonprofit, faith-based, and private sector communities, as well as diverse individuals, families, and communities.

Submissions should emphasize achievements taking place between January 1, 2010, and June 1, 2011, and can feature examples of any outstanding achievements in individual and community preparedness worthy of recognition, regardless of category.

Winners will be announced in September 2011, during National Preparedness Month, and will be FEMA’s honored guests at a community preparedness roundtable event in Washington, D.C. One winner will be selected to attend the 2011 International Association of Emergency Managers Conference in Las Vegas, NV, and to participate on a FEMA community preparedness panel.

Learn more and submit a nomination at: http://citizencorps.gov/councils/awards/2011/awards2011.shtm. Entries must be received by August 26.