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AmeriCorps grants are available through OregonServes for establishing Disaster Corps programs.
AmeriCorps programs respond to disasters including forest fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, terror attacks, pandemics, etc. Since 1994, AmeriCorps programs have provided critical support to communities in times of disaster. AmeriCorps programs support all four elements of the disaster cycle: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Disaster Corps grants help individuals and communities prepare for and adapt to disasters.
Eligible activities include:
choose from three types of program models to apply for:
The AmeriCorps Disaster Corps program would have the following components:
AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (ADRT) is an AmeriCorps program with a disaster component. The program may also have other priorities and focus areas but there is a commitment to disaster response and recovery work. ADRTs engage in disaster response activities and training year-round and deploy when there is a
FEMA Mission Assignment (MA). ADRTs work under the direction of the
AmeriCorps Disaster Services Unit when an MA work order has been issued and are reimbursed for approved expenses. View the
Disaster Services Framework for more information.
The AmeriCorps Disaster Corps program would have the components of option 1 above and would also serve as an ADRT.
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