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Subject: Publication on funding for disaster planning and response

Publication on funding for disaster planning and response

From: Mary Rogers <mrogers<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
New Guide Highlights Disaster Relief for Cultural Institutions

Federal grants for preparedness, response, and recovery are featured


A new resource from the Heritage Emergency National Task Force
identifies federal funding to help make an emergency plan, buy
disaster supplies, or train staff for next year's hurricane season.
Before and After Disasters: Federal Funding for Cultural
Institutions provides information on 15 federal grant and loan
programs to help cultural institutions and historic sites prepare
for and recover from disasters.

Before and After Disasters was produced by Heritage Preservation
with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and
the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Before the guide was
printed, the Task Force made it available electronically to help
victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The programs described in Before and After Disasters help nonprofit
arts centers, archives, conservation and historic preservation
organizations, historical societies, historic sites, libraries,
museums, and theaters, among others.

Before and After Disasters is an updated and expanded version of
Resources for Recovery, last issued in 2000. The new booklet covers
programs for planning and mitigation as well as recovery. The agency
profiles contain information on eligibility and funding levels and
include practical examples. A selection of on-line resources helps
institutions find professional conservation expertise for their
collections and the communities they serve.

Up to 50 copies of Before and After Disasters can be ordered at no
charge from the FEMA publications office. Phone 800-480-2520 and ask
for FEMA publication #533. The 32-page booklet can also be
downloaded from Heritage Preservation's Web site.

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has helped to make
disaster preparedness and response a higher priority for cultural
heritage organizations across the country. The Task Force-an
initiative of Heritage Preservation and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency-is a partnership of 40 government agencies and
national service organizations. Learn the latest information on
hurricane recovery efforts and find valuable disaster resources at
the Task Force Web site, <URL:>
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                Distributed: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
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