Training and workshops

This section typically has training some time in the future, ongoing or as displayed on calendars from other organizations. 


DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives


Join us During the Nonprofit Security Grant Program Webinars!

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in partnership with the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, invites faith-based, community, and nonprofit partners to participate in one of the upcoming webinars regarding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 NSGP will provide $90 million in funding support to nonprofit organizations for security related activities. Additional program information is located at

Each webinar will present similar content, including: an overview of the NSGP, information on grant program eligibility and allowable costs, and a moderated question and answer session. (Note: the January 30 and February 20 webinar will focus on other DHS and FEMA resources for the faith community, including but not limited to NSGP)

 Please see the complete webinar schedule below, and share this invitation broadly.

March 2020 Webinars:

  • Thursday 3/5, 2:30 PM ET – NSGP Webinar,   1-877-446-3914 (Code: 289309#)
  • Thursday 3/12, 2:30 PM ET – NSGP Webinar, 1-877-446-3914 (Code: 289309#)
  • Thursday 3/19, 2:30 PM ET – NSGP Webinar, 1-877-446-3914 (Code: 289309#)
  • Thursday 3/26, 2:30 PM ET – NSGP Webinar, 1-877-446-3914 (Code: 289309#)

 Please join 15 minutes early, so your name and organization may be recorded prior to entering the call and/or webinar. If you are unable to join, or if the event is at capacity, please join the next offering or view the archived January 22 webinar.

If you have any questions regarding these webinars, please contact FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate Information Desk at 1-800-368-6498 or




Past Seminars

1/30: FEMA 101: Overview of the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives and FEMA Components

Everyday around the world, faith-based organizations serve the needs of people. They are most often not deployed by government, rather they act to accomplish their mission of serving others. Government works best when it partners with and empowers those organizations with resources and technical assistance. This is never more evident than in times of disaster.

Join this webinar to learn how the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunities Initiatives (DHS Center) is working with houses of worship and nonprofits connecting with FEMA and other federal partners. Featured speakers include the DHS Center as well as FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) and Grant Programs Directorate (GPD).

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Past VOAD Conferences of Interest

2018 MWVOAD Conference

Thanks to all who came and participated in our conference in Oregon this year.  We had many great presenters and some time to catch up with our cohorts in other areas and to make new connections. Thanks to Aaron Titus of Mountain West VOAD for taking the reins, to our excellent speakers and to our great organizing committee for the excellent work done to make this conference a success.  We'll see you next year in Idaho!


Minutes of the 2018 MWVOAD Conference in Gladstone, Oregon

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April 22-24, 2018

Mountain West VOAD Conference 2018 hosted by Oregon VOAD

Holden Convention Center

Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

19500 Oatfield Rd, Gladstone OR 97027


Theme: “Together We Serve – Developing Collaborative Relationships that Strengthen the VOAD”


The goal of the Mountain West VOAD Conference is to provide an opportunity for agencies (and individuals) from a variety of agency types (voluntary, emergency management, government, etc.) to increase their understanding and ability to respond effectively and efficiently to all types of disaster. The main objectives are to:

  • Share best practices and research – both from case studies and experience – to increase efficiency in response
  • Provide an opportunity to build relationships with peers and partners
  • Facilitate small-group discussions that can improve communications and coordination

View the conference agenda.

For Information Contact: Aaron Titus | (202) 669-2969