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I-DIEM is a 501(c)3 Organization
4827 Old National Hwy #1284 College Park, GA 30337
Tampa office (Mailing Address, For Payment & Remittances)
9270 Bay Plaza Boulevard Suite 650, Tampa, Florida 33619
By signing this Letter of Intent, the acknowledges that it plans to host a HERricane Camp and will abide by the requirements set forth in this agreement for implementing the HERricane Program managed by the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM).
HERricane is a national program that provides women a means to explore a career in Emergency Management (as well as associated ones) while developing leadership skills and ensuring success in whatever path they choose. Women are underrepresented in Emergency Management but make up a disproportionate
amount of disaster victims particularly regarding loss of life, sexual violence, and loss of income.
The requirements for hosting and implementing a HERricane Program include agreement to follow all Marketing and Branding guidelines outlined in the HERricane Marketing and Branding Guidance Document;
recognize this program is solely intended for women and for those who identify as female; agreement to implement recruitment strategies to identify participants from diverse backgrounds, BIPOC communities, and
underserved areas of your community; recognize I-DIEM will provide planning resources, recommendations,
templates, and other assets for implementing the program, but does not provide funding support for hosting or implementing the program.
In addition, by signing this Letter of Intent
will commit to a fair and inclusive approach in implementing this program, will refrain from making any negative
public comments about the program or its focus, and will serve as ambassadors in the promotion of Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion while promoting and implementing the HERricane Program.
Institute for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Management Announces First Lt. General Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship Recipients
ATLANTA – July 27, 2021 – The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management(I-DIEM) and Tidal Basin, LLC, a leading emergency management and disaster recovery consulting firm, congratulate C. Wendell Grinton Jr., Carmen Reed, and Daniella Plaza as recipients of the Lt. General Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship Program.
C. Wendell Grinton Jr. is a Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student in the Disaster Resilience and Risk Management (DRRM) Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who aspires to utilize his scholarship to improve emergency and disaster public alerts and notifications to lessen the impacts of disasters among underserved communities. Carmen Reed, a PhD student in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, aspires to focus on improving social infrastructures to ensure that underserved and marginalized populations are well-prepared for disasters in advance with emphasis on equitable distribution of resources. Daniella Plaza, a PhD student in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Texas State University, aims to focus on comprehensive recovery planning geared towards providing equality and healthy homes to combat environmental disparities.
Dedicated to increasing representation of women and people of color within the emergency management profession while supporting minority students in their educational journey, Grinton Jr., Reed, and Plaza are the program’s first scholarship recipients. “I-DIEM is delighted to award the Lt. General Julius Becton, Jr. scholarships to these phenomenal students! Each one has tremendous potential, and we are excited to support their journey,” says Chauncia Willis, I-DIEM Co-Founder and CEO.
The Lt. General Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship Program was developed in recognition of Lt. General Julius Becton Jr’s accomplishment as the first minority to serve as FEMA Director from 1985 to 1989.The scholarship is awarded annually to minority students in emergency management or homeland security-related fields of study at the associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels of study to assist with tuition-related expenses for the academic year.“General Becton developed a philosophy of management that includes ideals around integrity, professionalism, humility, and taking care of people on your team,” says Wes Becton, son of Lt. General Julius Becton, Jr. “We hope that this scholarship provides you with the opportunity to further your education and provide service to our country.”
Announced in June 2020 on Tidal Basin’s Disaster Recovery Roundtable podcast, the scholarship was supported by a $5,000.00 personal donation from Tidal Basin CEO, Daniel Craig, and an additional matching donation from Tidal Basin in support of the initiative. “As a sign of our commitment, we will provide this donation annually to demonstrate Tidal Basin’s commitment in supporting increased diversity in the profession,” said Craig. For more information on the Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship, visit Julius Becton Scholarship – I-DIEM. To donate to the future scholarship fund, please donate today Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management | Kindful.
About the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management
The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management is a 501(c)3, global non-profit organization established to facilitate change by integrating equity into all aspects of emergency management. Our focus is on humanity, and our vision support the empowerment of marginalized communities within all phases of the disaster management cycle.
About Tidal Basin
Tidal Basin is the nation’s leading emergency management and disaster recovery consulting firm providing deep programmatic and technical management experience and resources to governments, organizations, businesses, and communities. Our integrated disaster management solutions and expertise help our clients and partners achieve their disaster preparedness and recovery goals more effectively. Our understanding and ability to navigate all available funding sources enables us to provide maximum value by increasing the amount of funding our clients receive for programs that help improve their communities and businesses. To learn more about what we do and our team, visit tidalbasingroup.com.