pre-qualification letter of intent Hericane

HERricane Program Participation
Letter of Intent

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.

(Name of Organization)
(Representative Name/Title)
(I-DIEM HERricane Program Representative)

Program Coordinator Introduction

Welcome to the 2023 I-DIEM HERricane season

Application process

  1. Apply by Deadline
  2. Attend Webinar
  3. Click to  Schedule 15-minute informational session

Grant Writing Support Services

Local, State and Federal Support Organizations Contact Phone Number Contact Name Resources Provided Website
Affinity Consulting Group 1-800-209-2817 Cherrise Wilks Credentialed Grant Specialists
American Grant Writers Association, Inc. (863) 229-5221 American Grant Writers Association is the national association of professional grant writers and grant managers. Our 1,200 members work as Employees or Grant Consultants at Government Agencies, School Districts, Higher Education Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Native Tribes, and Non-Profit Organizations throughout the United States and abroad.
Chisholm Law Firm (800) 254-6140 We are a federal practice and we help clients in all 50 states and U.S. territories. We are 100% virtual so you can meet with your attorney from the comfort and privacy of your home or office.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (202) 783-4810 The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) offers consulting services to individuals preparing proposals for submission to external funding agencies.
DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services It is the goal of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services to assist nonprofit organizations with competitively applying, receiving, and managing grant funding to best serve our clients and have a significant impact in their communities.
ELEVATE We form in-depth partnerships with clients all over the country to support their leaders, improve their program outcomes, and build more sustainable organizations.
FEMA Mitigation Planning and Grants (770) 220-5200 Hazard Mitigation Planning
Government Grant Help (844) 312-9500 Free customized grant help for projects
Grant Experts  (888) 472-6841 Free Grant writing assistance
Grant Writing Services We offer ongoing contracts among our grant writing services for nonprofit organizations. These six-month to one-year agreements include an array of grant writing services.
Mississippi Grant Watch (561) 249-4129 Sample Grants and Business Funding Documents,
Glossary of Nonprofit Terms,
Nonprofit Grant Glossary,
Glossary of Business Grant and Funding Terms,
Business Grant Glossary,
Grant and Funding, Knowledge Base,
A collection of answers to your frequently asked questions about nonprofit and business funding, grants, and operations.
Grant Application Toolkits
Mississippi Small Business Grants (844) 682-8284 One-stop portal to find and apply for government grants, stimulus packages, and funding opportunities from your local state and federal government agencies
MS Emergency Management Mitigation Funding (601) 933-6362 Funding for: Hazard mitigation planning
Retrofit of critical facilities
Acquisition, elevation, relocation, or drainage improvements of repetitive flood loss structures
Construction or upgrade of general population shelters
Enhancement of development codes and standards
Safe rooms and storm shelters
Generators for critical facilities
Warning systems
Non-Profit Ready Free Online Grant Writing Classes
Resource Associates (505) 326-4245 Our professional grant writing team will work closely with your organization and its stakeholders to fully understand your program objectives and needs.
Seliger + Associates Grant Writing (800) 540-8906 Seliger + Associates provides grant writing and grant source research for nonprofits, public agencies and selected businesses throughout the United States.
Third Sector Consulting (406) 551-6200 We write grant applications for established nonprofits and viable projects that we believe can succeed in today s competitive grant world.

Additional Resources Identified by I-DIEM That You Might Find Useful

Local, State and Federal Support Organizations Contact Phone Number Contact Name Resources Provided Website

American Flood Coalition (833) 827-5224 Provide resources and solutions that support flood-affected communities
Community Animal Rescue & Adoption (601) 922-7575 Animal Rescue
Animal Adoption
Shaw Pit Bull Rescue (662) 386-9153 Animal Rescue
Animal Rescue Fund Of Mississippi (601) 750-2740 Animal Rescue
Madison Ark (601) 605-4729 Animal Rescue
Salvation Army (601) 969-6868 Nina Ghaffari, Recovery Program Manager Supports long-term disaster recovery operations with flexible programming that is adaptable to the unique needs of individual communities.

Business Development
MS Development Authority (803) 60-3323 Specializes in advising businesses and site selectors
Minority Business Resources in Mississippi (601) 359-5081 Support for minority and small businesses
US Small Business Administration (800) 621-3362 Lesley Hill, Public Affairs Specialist Business Loans, Economic Injury Loans​, Home Loans, & Mitigation​​

Childcare Assistance
Early Childhood Care & Development (601) 359-4500 Child care tuition assistance
Mississippi Coats4kidz (314) 749-6011 Child Day Care
Children & Youth
Emergency Assistance
Human Services
Senior Centers
Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative (MLICCI) (228) 669-4827 Affordable Childcare

Disaster Recovery Firms
AC Disaster Consulting We provide compassionate consulting services to local, state, federal and industry clients, active in disaster response, recovery, and preparedness. We will be on time, on target, and on budget with the services aligned to the evolving threats and hazards facing our nation.
AshBritt (954) 725-6992 Emergency Management & Disaster Response Services
CDR Emergency Management (786) 235-8534 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM
Dewberry (703) 849-0100 One-stop portal to find and apply for government grants, stimulus packages, and funding opportunities from your local state and federal government agencies
Hagerty (847) 492-8454 Hagerty Consulting is an emergency management consulting firm that helps clients prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
IEM   IEM works with government agencies and private sector organizations around the world to improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery and strengthen homeland defense, counter terrorism, public health, cybersecurity, and public agency performance.
NDS Property Restoration (866) 521-9490 NDS provides comprehensive services in the field of business continuity planning, emergency response and disaster recovery. Our services are 24/7 and are addressable to meet the demanding needs and expectations of our clients.
Tidal Basin (888) 282-1626 We help government, healthcare, education, transportation, and other industry clients optimize their financial and physical recovery from natural and human-caused disasters through comprehensive emergency management, program management, and enterprise solutions.
Tetra Tech Tetra Tech Leading with Science approaches to biodiversity are grounded in science, best practices, and stakeholder needs.

Education/Scholarship Organizations
Project Impact MS Scholarship Assistance
Legacy Education and Community Empowerment Foundation Inc. (601) 469-0990 Reading remediation
Tutorial assistance
Ongoing Assessments
Coastal Women for Change (228) 297-4849 Backpack/school supply giveaways
Computer training for seniors Community gardening Mentoring for young people
Shae’s Place  (228) 447-5989 Tutoring
Help with homework
Bible Study
Arts & Crafts
Recreational and Community Service Projects
Free Christian Counseling
The Pearson Foundation (601) 939-7517  Mentorship/Discipleship
After School Activities
Summer Reading Institute

Food Insecurity Organizations
Hunger2Hope Food
Life Support Cares (601) 255-3574 Clothing
Hygiene items
Household products
Loaves And Fishes Inc (228) 436-6172 Food
Wingard Home Ministry (601) 906-1976 Food
Food Programs
Homeless & Housing
 Homeless Centers
Homeless Shelters
Human Services

Health Care Organizations
Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. (601) 359-6050 Camp for ages 3-12
Assistance w/Diabetes Medication
Diabetes Conference
Memorial Hospital At Gulfportfoundation Inc (228) 865-3051 Breast cancer diagnostics and imaging
Fitted helmets for small children

Mississippi Access to Care (844) 822-4622 Provides Information & Referral to needed services and supports
Mississippi Waiver Programs 1-800-421-2408
Elderly & Disabled Waiver
Assisted Living Waiver
Independent Living Waiver
Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver
Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District (SMPDD) (601) 545-2137 Case Management
Personal Care Services
Home Delivered Meals
Adult Day Services
In-Home / Institutional Respite Services
Extended Home Health Services
Transition Assistance Services

Legal Services
American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi (ACLU-MS) (601) 354-3408 Defends and protects the constitutional rights of people across Mississipp
Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Clinic (601) 355-8634 Provides support and legal representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Disability Rights Mississippi (601) 968-0600 statewide nonprofit agency which provides free legal Services to people with disabilities in Mississippi.
Mississippi Center for Legal Services 1-800-498-1804 Provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor persons within 43 counties in South Mississippi.
Mississippi College School of Law Clinical Programs (601) 925-7180 Offers clinical opportunities for students to serve low-income and disadvantaged people with adoption, family
North Mississippi Rural Legal Services 1-800-498-1804 Provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor persons within 39 counties in North Mississippi.

Veterans Support Organizations
7 Days For The Troops (662) 401-3349 Housing Solutions
Mobility devices
Coaching Into Care (888) 823-7458  Provide appropriate resources and referrals
Veterans Crisis Hotline  Dial 988 then Press 1, chat here, or text 838255. Crisis Support
Veterans Training (800) 698-2411 Veterans Resources Including: Benefits, GI Bill, & VA Health Benenfits

Financial Management

Local, State and Federal Support Organizations Contact Phone Number Contact Name Resources Provided Website
Checklist of Important Legal Documents and Financial Statements we strongly recommend that you keep all original documents, photographs and computer backup disks in an off-site safety deposit box.
Disaster Fraud Hotline (202) 514-2000 The National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and law enforcement and regulatory agencies to form a national coordinating agency within the Criminal Division.
Disaster Relief (800) 621-3362 FEMA After a Presidential disaster declaration is made, you may be eligible for disaster assistance, including grant assistance, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP).
Disaster Relief for Retirement Plans and Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) IRAs allow you to make tax-deferred investments to provide financial security when you retire.
Emergency Financial First Aid Kit/FEMA (800) 480–2520 Strngthen your financial preparednes or emergencie big and small

Housing Resources

Local, State and Federal Support Organizations Contact Phone Number Contact Name Resources Provided Website
Possible Sheltering and Housing Assistance for Disaster Survivors Disaster survivors with damage to their primary residence may be eligible for FEMA Sheltering and Housing Assistance.
Disaster Recovery for Individuals and Families (202) 708-1112 After a disaster, multiple federal and local governments, organizations, and others help you recover.
Disaster Recovery for Communities (202) 708-1112 Planning, response, and recovery resources for housing providers; state, local, and tribal governments; and others
Emergency Shelter Finding shelter is critical in times of disaster.
Veteran Homelessness HUD is committed to increasing leadership, collaboration, and coordination among programs serving veterans experiencing homelessness, and promoting rapid access to permanent housing for all veterans.
Housing Counseling Services (202) 708-1112 The nationwide network of HUD participating housing counseling agencies have been helping consumers across America for more than 50 years by providing the answers they need to make informed housing decisions.
Find housing after a disaster FEMA offers housing programs to help if you have to leave your home due to a disaster.
Owning a home Whether you just bought your first home or are a longtime homeowner, we can provide tips, tools, and insights to help you make informed decisions.
Disaster Recovery Center FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities
Disaster Resources for Housing Advocates (415) 546-7000 HUD-certified housing counselors are available to assist renters and homeowners displaced by the Maui Wildfires.
Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Resources USDA Rural Development (RD) developed this guide as a resource for rural communities seeking disaster resiliency and recovery assistance.
Recovering from a Disaster? (202) 708-1112 When disaster strikes, whether natural or man-made, households and businesses alike find themselves facing monumental challenges and making life-changing choices in the blink of an eye.
Supporting Your Business (202) 708-1112 SBA loans include funding for physical damage, mitigation assistance, economic injury, and military reservist operating expenses (helping businesses who have an essential employee called to active duty).