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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Helpful Reminders: FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

ICP Awards
Are you submitting an application for the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards? If so, we want to highlight a few reminders as you prepare your application, which can now be completed online:  

  • Read the Awards Application Guidance prior to starting your application; it provides the application instructions.
  • You’re ineligible for an award if you won a 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Award. However, 2015 honorable mention winners are welcome to apply.
  • Apply for up to two award categories, but only submit oneapplication package (including one description of achievement).
  • Complete the Awards Application Form and Checklist. The Application Form also includes a “Description of Achievement,” which should be 2-5 pages in length, using size 12 Arial font.
  • Write the name of the individual or organization name in the “Nominee Name” field of the application, exactly as you want it to appear on the awards certificate.
  • Save your Application Form using the required file name format, Nominee Name –Category Code (1)–Category Code (2).
  • Submit an application for achievements occurring between January 1, 2015 and March 28, 2016.
  • Email your Application Form and supporting materials to citizencorps@fema.dhs.gov with the subject line: 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application, by Monday, March 28 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Apply today! The awards are a great way to highlight all of the work you did to make your community safer, better prepared, and more resilient. 

If you have questions about the awards, take a look at the list of FAQs for more information

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