The Disaster Services Unit (DSU) leads coordinated and collaborative disaster-related efforts with federal, state, and local governments, nonprofits, faith-based and philanthropic organizations, and other partners. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps help communities across the country prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters.
How CNCS responds:
AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams (A-DRTs): AmeriCorps programs that have a heightened focus and commitment to disaster response and recovery. A-DRTs engage in activities and trainings year-round, are a nationally deployable resource, and are recognized in the emergency management community as leaders in volunteer management.
NCCC-FEMA Corps: A disaster-assistance focused track of AmeriCorps NCCC that is directly deployable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Senior Corps RSVP: A Senior Corps program that engages 55 and over volunteers in disaster response and recovery.
CNCS Disaster Cadre: A cohort of federal employees who are specially trained to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.