- Response & Relief
Free Disaster Recovery Workshops
Disaster recovery protocols should be in place before a disaster unfolds. As Santa Clara County enters another high heat and fire season, and El Niño conditions indicate a wet winter, government and nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and businesses must be prepared to navigate future disasters that may match or exceed the scale of the 2022-23 Winter Storms and 2020 fires. In addition to robust mitigation, preparedness, and response frameworks, our communities need to be familiar with best practices for rapid recovery from disasters.
St Bernard Parish (remember Hurricane Katrina?), in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and CADRE, is hosting a FREE day of Disaster Recovery Workshops to share Recovery best practices and lessons learned to support our ongoing recovery from the 2022-23 Winter Storms and better prepare our partners for future disasters.
Who should attend? Nonprofits, emergency managers, elected officials, businesses, and philanthropy
Advance registration is required.
Request for accommodations must be made at least three business days in advance of the session.
LOCATION: American Red Cross 2731 N First St., San Jose, 95134
*catered lunch will be provided to full-day participants
Toyota Production System Training: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Recovery 101: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Disaster Assistance Program (FEMA Appeals): 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Long-Term Recovery Group Training: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Toyota Production System
The Toyota Production System is a tool for effectively managing any process. The goal of Toyota’s production system is to take materials through an assembly line and turn them into a high-quality vehicle. SBP follows its detailed client-focused procedures foreach rebuilding project, and carefully tracks its rebuilding success to ensure projects are completed on time and within the budget. In this training we provide tools for nonprofits to tackle any underlying operational or structural issues that might be emerging.
SBP’s Recovery Navigation Training details what to expect in the early days following a disaster, tips for approaching the recovery process, and some of the key resources and programs available to support survivors. Topics covered include: How to avoid contractor fraud, muck and gut/mold suppression training and more.
FEMA Assistance and Appeals
Flood survivors may be denied or under-awarded. Appealing these cases is necessary for a shorter recovery and is also correlated with long-term Housing and Urban Development funds. This training provides a comprehensive overview of theFEMA Individual Assistance Program including duplication of benefits between FEMA, the SBA and insurance companies, types of assistanceFEMA provides and qualifications for that assistance, understanding FEMA determination letters, common reasons for ineligibility and how to write successful appeals.
Long Term Recovery Groups are critical in community recovery. SBP provides a course on organizing and managing a LTRG. The instruction includes an overview of the disaster recovery process, organizing the LTRG, financing the LTRG, common pitfalls of LTRGs, and understanding the anatomy of a disaster.