CHHS Awarded $2.7 Million RCPGP Grant

Baltimore – CHHS has received $2.7 million from FEMA’s Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) for the state of Maryland to develop consistent resource management terminology for six jurisdictions in the mid-Atlantic region.

The grant covers two projects: Resource Management-Key Resources, and Resource Management-Analysis and Partnerships. CHHS was awarded all of the Maryland RCPGP money to complete the full scope of that work over a 16 month period with 20 full time employees, with at least half of the positions filled by current staff experienced in emergency planning and coordination. Lori Romer Stone, Evacuation and Shelter Coordinator at CHHS and National Capital Region Planner for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, will be the project manager for this grant.

“This grant award gives CHHS an excellent opportunity to build on its growing reputation as one of the region’s most respected names in emergency planning,” said CHHS Director Michael Greenberger. “We are honored that our role in this project will only further ensure the safety of people throughout the mid-Atlantic region.”

CHHS staff will primarily be focused on extensive data gathering from the six jurisdictions in the region, which is made up of Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.

About CHHS: The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) works side-by-side with the nation’s top emergency responders in the public and private sector to develop plans, policies, and strategies that ensure the safety of citizens in the event of natural or man-made catastrophic events.

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