What’s the difference between FEMA Corps and the traditional track of AmeriCorps NCCC?

The AmeriCorps NCCC program focuses on a wide variety of service and project areas including direct response and recovery to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based, local municipalities, state governments, the federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools—members complete service projects throughout the campus region they are assigned.

FEMA Corps Members will solely focus on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities with FEMA, for the full 10 months of their service term. While members primarily support their campus region, disaster relief efforts are based on community needs and members may have the opportunity to serve in other regions. Members will be dedicated to FEMA deployments in areas of logistics, disaster survivor assistance, individual and public assistance, and recovery. They will provide support in areas ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovery centers to sharing valuable disaster preparedness and mitigation information with the public.

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