FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications
28 JAN 2016

Applications for the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) are currently open. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, March 1.   The Youth Preparedness Council offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit. During their two-year term, the leaders will have the opportunity to complete a national-level group project and to share their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions and questions regarding youth disaster preparedness with the leadership of FEMA and national youth ...

Beware: Disaster Recovery is Fertile Ground for Fraud and Scam Artists
20 JAN 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials encourage Texas residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not endorse any commercial businesses, products or services. FEMA encourages survivors to be especially vigilant for these common post-disaster fraud practices: • Fraudulent building contract...

Join Us for MLK Day of Service 2016 in Texas!
15 JAN 2016

This weekend marks the annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2016. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to equality, justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all. He challenged us and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. Dr. King also recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action that helps meet national challenges on issues such as increasing Economic Op...

Apply Now! AmeriCorps State Formula Funding Opportunity
14 JAN 2016

OneStar Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 AmeriCorps State Formula Funding Opportunity! Selected organizations will receive grants to support AmeriCorps member positions that will help meet critical needs in the State of Texas in one of six key Focus Areas: Disaster Services - improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery and mitigation Economic Opportunity - increasing economic opportunities for communities and improving financial literacy, affordable housing, and employability, with special empha...

How Texans Can Replace Lost or Damaged Documents
13 JAN 2016

Disasters such as floods and tornadoes commonly result in the loss of important documents. While it can seem like a daunting task, the good news for Texans is that many official papers and vital records are relatively easy to replace. Survivors of October’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding, who have registered and applied for federal disaster assistance, should keep their personal information updated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) throughout the recovery process. Supplying copies of important documentation is a necessary part of r...