Fiscal Year 2010: Earthquake Consortia, Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW): Guidance and Application Kit [open pdf - 377KB]
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposes to enter into a Cooperative Agreement for an estimated $75,000 with one Earthquake Consortia for the purposes of supporting nonprofit organizations which: deliver education and training to community and State officials; develop seismic policies and share information to promote programs intended to reduce earthquake-related losses; and reduce the loss of life, injuries, property losses, and social and economic disruption that results from all hazards. Natural hazards exist everywhere. Throughout its history, the United States (US) has experienced floods, wildfires, winter storms, landslides, windstorms, and earthquakes. But of all of these natural disasters, earthquakes pose one of the greatest threats to lives, property, and economy, not only to communities within the western and central US, but indirectly to the Nation as a whole. Under Public Law 95-124, as amended, Congress established the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). In 2008, NEHRP agencies engaged in the development of a strategic plan to guide NEHRP over the 2009-2013 timeframe."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/