National Resources

FEMA: Grants and Assistance Programs for Government

Grants and Assistance Programs for Governments. Disaster-Specific Assistance Programs; Hazard-Related Grants and Assistance Programs; National Preparedness; Non-Disaster Programs.

HHS - Disasters and Emergencies
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
Office for Domestic Preparedness

USDHS office responsible for enhancing the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to respond to, and mitigate the consequences of, incidents of domestic terrorism.

Responder Knowledge Base

Contains information on currently available products, along with a wealth of related information such as standards, training, and grants.

The InterAgency Board

The InterAgency Board (IAB) for Equipment Standardization and InterOperability Working Group is designed to establish and coordinate local, state, and federal standardization, interoperability, and responder safety to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from any incident by identifying requirements for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosives (CBRNE) incident response equipment.

National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board

The National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (NBSCAB) represents the Bomb Squad Commanders on the more than 450 accredited bomb squads in the U.S. and serves the approximately 2500 certified bomb technicians on those squads. NBSCAB also works in close partnership with various Federal agencies that support the bomb squad program.


Assistance Organizations

references and resources for disaster planning, preparation and support.

Red Cross

Helps keep people safe every day, as well as in an emergency thanks to caring, supportive people in the community. Site includes pages for the Armed Forces Emergency Services.

Salvation Army National Headquarters

Information containing news, mission statement, disaster relief, historical figures, publications, organizational structure, job opportunities, and how you can help are contained in the website.

United Way

Day in and day out, communities depend on United Way to coordinate, network and marshal resources to improve lives. In times of disaster, those United Way skills become even more critical.


Specially-trained Crisis Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide assistance and information if a crisis occurs in your area. They can recommend the best course of action before, during, and after crisis events, and provide you with access to any OnStar services, regardless of your subscription package.

School Preparedness Resources

references and resources for disaster planning, preparation and support.

Schools and Terrorism [PDF]

Schools and Terrorism A Supplement to the Report of the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations Schools [PDF]

International Resources

references and resources for disaster planning, preparation and support.

International Safety Equipment Association

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is the trade association for manufacturers of protective equipment, including head, eye and face, hand, hearing, respiratory and fall protection; chemical protective apparel; high-visibility apparel; gas detection instruments; emergency eyewash and showers, and first aid kits.

International Association of Emergency Managers

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the goals of saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.

Animal Rescue Resources

references and resources for disaster planning, preparation and support.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The AVMA Disaster Preparedness and Response Guide is a 500 page, 3-ring binder of disaster resource information designed for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, emergency managers, and others interested in planning for animals in disasters.