In their 10-month term of service, the FEMA Corps members will focus on disaster readiness and recovery activities, providing support in the following areas (this is a sampling of the tasks):
• Assisting in individual applicant case work and providing information to individuals and families on available resources
• Assist in coordinating management report and tracking the delivery of assistance to individuals and families
• Standing up and coordinating Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC’s)
• Supporting FEMA Joint Field Offices
• As requested, assist states with mass evacuations
• Assist in inspecting damages, identifying community needs, and coordinating recovery cost estimates.
These vital services provided by FEMA Corps members help with the recovery time for individuals, families and communities following the initial impact of a disaster which sometimes can span up to three years or more.
The FEMA Corps members will be deployed to FEMA at all times and all assignments will be associated with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended. These members will not deploy to projects in the same manner as the traditional NCCC program.