We are quickly approaching the first 90 days since the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law to provide access to critical emergency funding following the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Americans lost their jobs at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many continue to struggle to find gainful employment today or catch-up on delinquent bills. The ARPA offers funding to state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments to help restore economies and support communities that continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
As families and friends continue to cope with the sorrow, grief, and heart-breaking loss of loved ones to COVID-19, some federal financial relief is now available for funeral costs.
Spring is a wonderful season to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. As more individuals get vaccinated, engaging in activities outside of the home will become safer.
Since the creation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1979, and through subsequent legislation, including the Stafford Act, PKEMRA, SRIA, and DRRA, the scope of eligibility for and purpose of disaster assistance matured and expanded. However, the basic question of equity and diversity within disaster recovery remains.
Help your local public health officials and emergency managers to return to their “normal” life of preparing and protecting your community for the next event.
In an effort to combat COVID-19, vaccinations are underway in the United States. IEM’s COVID-19 vaccination models shed some light on this challenge.
Remote work during the pandemic has raised concerns over how data is used and what practices can be implemented to protect it.