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Cert program for citizens corps

new plan on the CERT program which is a branch of citizens corps. need help. we have no plan



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Q: How is the CERT funded?

A: Congress has provided funds through the Citizen Corps program to the States and Territories. Grants from these funds may be available to local communities to start CERT programs. Contact your State Citizen Corps point of contact to learn more about grant possibilities.

Also, there are a variety of local approaches to funding. Some communities build costs into their local budget while others charge participants to attend training to cover costs for instructors and course materials. In a few communities, CERT organizations have formed 501 (C) 3 for non-profit status to allow them to do fundraising and seek corporate donations.

  • What is CERT?
  • How does CERT benefit the community?
  • Is there a CERT near me?
  • How do we start a CERT program?
  • How is the CERT funded?
  • Why take the CERT training?
  • Who can take the training?
  • How do I take CERT training?
  • What if I want to do more than just the basic training?
  • How do CERT members maintain their skills?
  • Can someone under the age 18 participate?
  • What if I have concerns about my age or physical ability?
  • What about liability?

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    CERT Training MaterialsDownload Instructions

    You may try either one the methods to download files to your computer.

    (1) Download file below by clicking each link then use the File menu(on top left of your browser), choose "Save" or "Save As" to save to your local disk.

    (2) Or, place your cursor on the document you want to save, right click your mouse, choose "Save Target As" to save to your local drive.

    If you are unable to access manuals below or need assistance, please send an email message to CERT Program Office.



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    Wasteful Spending within the United States Pork Barrel Funding: The 2006 Pig Book identified 9,963 projects in the 11 appropriations bills that constitute the discretionary portion of the federal budget for fiscal 2006, costing taxpayers $29 billion! $8 million for alligator farming$25 million for building a sugar cane research lab  This year’s list includes: $13,500,000 for the International Fund for Ireland, which helped finance the World Toilet Summit.$6,435,000 for wood utilization research$1,000,000 for the Water-free Urinal Conservation Initiative$500,000 for the Sparta Teapot Museum in Sparta Over the last four years, federal spending has increased from $16,000 per household to $20,000 per household, the highest level since World War II.The number of pork projects skyrocketed from under 2,000 five years ago to 9,362 in the 2003 budget. Total spending on pork projects has correspondingly increased to over $23 billion. NASA´s annual budget is a little over 3 times larger than the NSF´s, but as this report shows, NASA engages in nearly 9 times as much pork barrel spending. *A single (wasteful) space shuttle mission costs over half a billion dollars even as the Russians can launch humans into space and back for $20 million, as space tourists like Dennis Tito have already demonstrated; $2,500,000 for the Hubble telescope project to initiate a Composites Technology Institute in Bridgeport, WV; $3,000,000 to enhance the University of South Mississippi's research capability in the use of remotely senseddata for coastal zone management; $1,000,000 for a carbon cycle remote sensing technology program for the KARS Regional Earth Sciences Applications Center at the University of Kansas; $1,500,000 for the University of North Dakota to support the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium; $1,500,000 for the topographic sensor measurement efforts in Alaska; $3,500,000 for a center on life in extreme thermal environments at Montana State University in Bozeman; $10,000,000 for a Propulsion Research Laboratory to be located at Marshall Space Flight Center; $2,000,000 for Montana State University in Bozeman to carry out research into advanced hardware and software technologies for the development of advanced optoelectronic materials; $3,000,000 for the NASA International Earth Observing System Natural Resource Training Center at the University of Montana, Missoula; $2,000,000 for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to implement the Wisconsin Initiative for Math, Science, and Technology initiative; $2,500,000 for the Jason Foundation for the development of an education program for school children; $2,500,000 for the Bishop Museum/Mauna Kea Astronomy Education Center; $1,000,000 for the implementation of the statewide learning program for the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska; $1,000,000 for the University of Akron for nanotechnology research; $1,000,000 for a NASA Center of Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Texas College in Tyler, Texas; $1,000,000 for the Pipelines Project at Iowa State University/Southern University-Baton Rouge; $1,000,000 for the ongoing aerospace projects at MSE Technology Applications in Butte, Montana; $250,000 for the Oklahoma Space and Aeronautics Commission for sounding rockets for the Oklahoma Space and Technology Applied Research program; $1,000,000 for the Chabot Observatory and Science Center, Oakland, CA; $1,000,000 for Montana State University for the techlink program; $3,000,000 is provided to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Modern Genetic's project to permit studies that simulate specialized weather conditions, pathogen attacks, and development and characterization on genetically modified plants in controlled-environment chambers; $4,000,000 for the Green Bank Radio Astronomy Observatory; $2,000,000 for equipment for the South Carolina State Museum's Observatory, Planetarium and Theater; $8,000,000 for the University of Hawaii for infrastructure needs of the Mauna Kea Education Center; $15,000,000 for infrastructure needs for the Life Sciences building at the University of Missouri-Columbia; $2,000,000 for the Lewis and Clark Rediscovery Web Technology Project which will provide K-12 and university level teachers internet and interactive web teaching technologies through a partnership between the University of Idaho, Wheeling Jesuit College and the University of Montana; $18,000,000 for E-Complex upgrades and relocation of Government equipment at Stennis Space Center to accommodate growth in large, medium and small-scale liquid propulsion testing as part of the Space Launch Initiative; $10,500,000 to cover a new Propulsion Test Operations Building for upgrades to the East/West access road at Stennis; $1,500,000 for Ohio Wesleyan University for infrastructure needs; $1,500,000 for the Center for Space Sciences at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; $5,000,000 for the Space Radiation program at Loma Linda University Hospital; $1,000,000 to EARTH University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham to research Chagas disease; $500,000 for the operations of the applications center for remote sensing at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnston, New York; $1,000,000 for the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research at George Mason University; $450,000 for continuation of application remote sensing to forestry at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry; $3,000,000 for the NASA-Illinois Technology Commercialization Center at DuPage Country Research Park; $3,000,000 for the University of New Orleans Composites Research Center for Excellence at Michoud, Louisiana; $6,000,000 to expand the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program in the states of Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas; $1,000,000 for the remote sensing SAID research program at Syracuse University; $1,000,000 for the Center for Emerging Technologies at Stony Brook, State University of New York; $1,000,000 for the Garrett Morgan Commercialization Initiative in Ohio; $3,000,000 for continued academic and infrastructure needs related to computer sciences, mathematics and physics building at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California; $1,000,000 for equipment needs at the University of San Diego Science and Education Outreach Center; $500,000 for Science, Engineering, Math, and Aerospace Academy programs at Central Arizona College; $1,000,000 for the Science Facilities Initiative at Heidelberg College in Ohio; $1,500,000 for the Santa Ana College Space Education Center in California; $500,000 for a hands-on interactive science education facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; $1,000,000 for the Science Learning Center in Hammond, Indiana; and $1,000,000 for the Environmental Sciences Learning Center (part of the California Science Center) in Los Angeles, California;                                                                                                               Total Cost: $140,200,000With an annual budget that is a little over 3 times larger than the NSF´s, how can NASA justify engaging in nearly 9 times as much pork barrel spending?   Is this a good use of our tax-dollars? 

    $16 million for New England fisheries;

    $10 million for Agricultural Research Service projects

    Including $4.5 million for animal pathogens

    $500,000 each for plant pathogens and Newcastle disease

    5 million to drill five wells in Santa Fe, New Mexico;

    $5 million to subsidize farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in 31 states

    $2.5 million to conduct coral reef mapping in Hawaii;

    $2 million for the Smithsonian's National Worm Collection

     A recent audit revealed military personnel used their government-funded travel cards to charge more than $293,000 for entertainment events, gambling, cruises, strip clubs and prostitutes.


    A report released on Friday detailed the latest federal government misspending. Among other things, the report shows that over the last fiscal year, more than $132, 000 was spent on golf balls with another $14, 500 on golf tees.


    $10, 000 to compensate an employee for "hurt feelings


    $34, 830 for the late cancellation of a conference


    $520 on 45 clothes hangers


    $5, 479 by Canadian Heritage for alcohol


    "There has been the billion dollar HRDC scandal, the $2 billion gun registry, and now these examples of federal waste. When money is desperately needed for health care, agriculture, job training and the military, the Liberals spend money on things like golf balls and alcohol," Mark concluded.





    Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT): The President has proposed tripling over the next two years the number of Americans enrolled in CERT – a training program that enables individual Americans to participate in emergency management planning in their communities and prepare to respond to disasters and other emergencies.


    Over the next two years, the CERT program aims to double the number of participants, with over 400,000 individuals completing the 20 plus hours of training. Train-the-Trainer sessions will be held in all 56 states and territories over the next year to expand the program throughout the United States.


    The Office of Emergency Services offers free training in emergency preparedness to anyone who lives or works in Berkeley. Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes include Basic Personal Preparedness, Disaster First Aid, Disaster Mental Health, Fire Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Responding to Terrorism, and Shelter Operations.



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