FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Application Deadline Extended

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

February 24, 2014

Deadline Extended for FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications

Dear Emergency Management Partners,

Based on several requests for extensions, FEMA will extend the deadline for Youth Preparedness Council applications to Monday, March 3, 11:59 PM EST.

FEMA is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public  service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness. Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council.

Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application package with two letters of recommendation. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and to access the application materials, please visit http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2014.

If you have any other questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.