H.R.2562 - Minority Emergency Preparedness Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] (Introduced 07/19/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||07/20/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.|
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Summary: H.R.2562 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Minority Emergency Preparedness Act of 2001 - Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to require the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish a minority emergency preparedness demonstration program to research and promote the capacity of minority communities to provide data, information, and awareness education by providing grants to or executing contracts or cooperative agreements with eligible nonprofit organizations to establish and conduct such programs.
Introduced in House (07/19/2001)
Allows such an organization to use a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement to: (1) conduct research into the status of emergency preparedness and disaster response awareness in African American and Hispanic households, particularly in those States and regions most impacted by natural and manmade disasters and emergencies; and (2) develop and promote awareness of emergency preparedness education programs within minority communities, including development of culturally competent educational and awareness materials that can be used to disseminate information to minority organizations and institutions.