The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island (CNMI), local governments, and private nonprofit organizations under emergency declaration FEMA-3408-EM-MP and major disaster declaration FEMA-4404-DR-MP. This notice applies to the Individual Assistance (IA), Public Assistance (PA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207. This public notice concerns activities that may affect historic properties, activities that are located in or affect wetland areas and the 100-year floodplain and may involve critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. Such activities may adversely affect the historic property, floodplain or wetland, or may result in continuing vulnerability to flood damage. 


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Citizen Corps Print E-mail

Citizen Corps was established to enable the community to help their friends, neighbors, local leaders ensure the safety of their area. Citizen Corps was developed after the September 11 incident and call for all Americans to work together to strengthen homeland security. The CNMI is currently working to establish a nationally registered Citizen Corps Council to assist in the coordination of local volunteer emergency response oppotunities and information in our islands.


The goals of the CNMI Citizen Corp Council are to:

  • Encourage and stimulate interest in community safety at the grass roots level
  • Provide accurate information on available resources.
  • Coordinate regional interests in order to avoid duplication of efforts.
  • When available, create funding for increased growth of these valuable programs.
Citizen Corp Programs

Citizen Corps strives to encourage and assist Americans in becoming more involved in the hometown security of their communities and our country. Don't hesitate to learn more! The following programs provide excellent volunteer service opportunities:
  • Citizen Corps Councils
    Helps drive local citizen participation by coordinating Citizen Corps programs, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats, and identifying local resources.
  • The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    A training program that prepares people in neighborhoods, the workplace, and schools to take a more active role in emergency management planning, and to prepare themselves and others for disasters.
  • Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP)
    Incorporates terrorism prevention and education into its existing crime prevention mission.
  • The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
    Coordinates volunteer health professionals during large-scale emergencies to assist emergency response teams, provide care to victims with less serious injuries, and remove other burdens that inhibit the effectiveness of physicians and nurses in a major crisis.
Be PROACTIVE about your community's safety. Join a CERT Team!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program is designed to equip volunteers with disaster preparedness education and operational experience in areas like light search and rescue and disaster medical assistance. This training enables CERT members to actively support emergency responders in disaster situations, as well as provide critical care for their neighbors until first responders arrive. CERT training provides an excellent base for citizens to actively engage in aiding their neighborhoods and workplaces, making CERT an integral part of our regional security.



Volunteer Today!

Contact information:
Name: CERT Program Manager, Mark Borja
Phone: (670) 664-2216
Fax: (670) 664-2218
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Addresss: CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
1313 Anatahan Dr.
Caller Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 



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