CISA Resources to Help Schools Strengthen Security and Build Resilience
Schools provide the foundation for our nation’s future success and are an essential component of our everyday lives, providing services to millions of children, families, and communities across the country. K-12 schools are also part of our nation’s critical infrastructure. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, educators, and staff, schools must be aware of risks and threats, create and implement actionable security plans, and be able to withstand and recover from incidents. This month marks Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, an annual effort led by CISA focused on educating and engaging all levels of government, infrastructure owners and operators, and the American public about the vital role critical infrastructure plays in the nation’s wellbeing and why it is important to strengthen critical infrastructure security and resilience. Recently we have witnessed increased frequency and intensity of threats and hazards facing our critical infrastructure, from natural disasters to targeted violence to cyberattacks. This year, CISA asks everyone, including the education community, to Resolve to be Resilient by preparing for and investing in resilience today, so we can withstand or recover quickly in the event of an incident tomorrow. Learn more on cisa.gov.
Reminder: COVID-19 Reporting Due into CAAMP
Due January 12, 2024
Data collection is currently under way for the third year of HPP Cooperative Agreement COVID-19 Supplemental Funding. Data collection is taking place in the Cooperative Agreement Accountability and Management Platform (CAAMP). Instructions for accessing CAAMP and completing the online performance measure forms were sent to recipients on Tuesday, October 31 from the HPP CAAMP Support email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note that recipients and sub-recipients are required to report regardless of whether they spent funding during the period of performance from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Any questions can be directed to the HPP CAAMP Support email (email@example.com) with Jessica, Amber and Capt. Duane Wagner, Field Project Officer (FPO) copied.
Chemical Emergency Surge Annex Templates
Budget Period 5 has a particular focus on chemical incident planning, training and exercise. The coalitions need to complete a Chemical Annex and Exercise before June 30, 2024. Below is the Chemical Emergency Surge Annex planning and exercise resources as provided by ASPR TRACIE.
Chemical Surge Annex Tabletop Exercise Template
Link to the Healthcare Coalition Chemical Emergency Surge Annex Template
2024 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference ~ Call for Presentations
Submit By: February 9, 2024
The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference is looking for presentations for the 2024 conference. Presentations should align with the conference theme: Visions of Progress: Sustainable Strategies for Emergency Preparedness and Resilience. Specifically, healthcare coalition leaders who can share what's working in their community through presentations with tangible takeaways that will equip colleagues to integrate new techniques, develop best practices and increase overall effectiveness. Sessions which highlight effective solutions in rural and frontier communities are in high demand by conference attendees.