Project Status: Active
Grantee: Niagara University
Funding Amount: $107,000 per year
Grant period: 10/2016 - 9/2019
WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
Regional emergency management personnel need to be trained to support emergency management planning at a local level, through the establishment of county advisory groups comprised of people with developmental and other disabilities.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP?
During a disaster or emergency, people with disabilities may experience additional barriers or need extra assistance. Planning to accommodate people with disabilities must occur before an emergency and local emergency management personnel often do not receive training or guidance on supporting people with disabilities. This grant will provide training and resources to local emergency management personnel and involve individuals with disabilities in preparing for emergencies.