The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) team is excited to announce the launch of the External Stakeholder Working Group (ESWG) and is seeking applications from local or county jurisdictions for membership. The purpose of the ESWG is to provide a venue for increased communication between FEMA staff and external stakeholders. The ESWG will offer non-federal mitigation stakeholders an opportunity to share their perspectives on HMA priorities, issues, and program resources, and help inform communication strategies on the HMA programs. If you are interested in serving on the ESWG, please complete the application and submit it by email to FEMA-HMA-GRANTS-POLICY@fema.dhs.gov. Applications are due by Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
Membership on the ESWG will include participation in four meetings each year, one meeting each quarter. Two of these meetings will be held in person with travel costs provided by FEMA Headquarters. The remaining two meetings will be held virtually. The first meeting will be held virtually in early December. Once representatives are selected, FEMA Headquarters staff be in contact to determine an exact date for the first meeting.
Applications must be submitted by November 29, 2016. Requests for further information or questions on applying to the ESWG can also be submitted to FEMA-HMA-GRANTS-POLICY@fema.dhs.gov. FEMA staff monitor this inbox daily and will reply to any questions as quickly as possible.