FEMA Corps

What will FEMA Corps members do?

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

What is FEMA Corps?

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) joined forces to establish a FEMA-devoted division of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely dedicated to disaster readiness, response, and recovery.

AmeriCorps Works for Disaster Services

Whenever and wherever disasters strike, destruction and confusion trail in their wake. AmeriCorps and national service members trained in disaster response are proving to be a valuable and cost-efficient resource for America as they help victims and survivors begin to rebuild their lives.

Our Programs

Each year, more than 5 million individuals of all ages and backgrounds help meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities through the Corporation for National and Community Service's core programs: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund. These programs and others, such as the Volunteer Generation Fund, support projects in six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

FEMA Corps

If you applied to be a Winter 2015 corps member with FEMA Corps by September 1st, 2014, remember to call the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677 and complete your application next steps by September 15th, 2014 in order to recieve your invitation and choose your campus. 

The final deadline to submit your application to serve with FEMA Corps as a Winter 2015 corps member is October 1st, 2014.  

Corporation for National and Community Service Fact Sheet

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation's largest grant maker in support of service and volunteering, CNCS engages more than five million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs…

National Service and Disaster Response Fact Sheet

Every year, communities across the nation suffer the effects of natural and man-made disasters that disrupt the lives of millions of Americans. Disasters can lead to human losses, social problems, economic harm, and environmental damage. The very nature of a disaster leaves individuals and families with broken or stressed support networks to assist with response and recovery.


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