COSTEP-CT Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness Blog

Info & Funding Providers for Emergencies in CT

Info & Funding Providers for Emergencies in CT

FEMA has issued a Community Recovery Resource Guide for Connecticut state agencies, municipalities, businesses, non-profits and individuals. It has information and a directory of funding providers for emergency preparedness and disaster relief. Please note...

Tips on Working with FEMA and SBA

Tips on Working with FEMA and SBA

“I wish I had known that before it got to this stage.” COSTEP-CT has issued two documents that give tips on being prepared to deal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small...

Saving Your Family Treasures after Superstorm Sandy

Saving Your Family Treasures after Superstorm Sandy

While many cultural heritage institutions in Connecticut sustained little to no damage from Super-storm Sandy, many private individuals, particularly those along the shoreline, were not as fortunate. COSTEP-CT, a group based in Connecticut that...

Federal aid for Cultural Heritage after Hurricane Sandy

Federal aid for Cultural Heritage after Hurricane Sandy

Libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and other cultural heritage organizations in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties may be able to receive federal disaster assistance to help pay recovery costs after Hurricane...

Grants and funding

Grants and funding

A new page with links to sources of Grants and Funding for disaster response and recovery and collections care for Connecticut’s cultural heritage organizations has been added to the COSTEP-CT website.

Who can Cultural Heritage Institutions Call for Help in a Disaster?

Who can Cultural Heritage Institutions Call for Help in a Disaster?

Connecticut Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Historical Societies that need advice can call any of the people on the list for advice in coping with a collections emergency. See the list.

Contract for emergency response for records and collections

Contract for emergency response for records and collections

Three companies specializing in recovery services for books and records affected by a disaster, such as a fire, flood, or mold outbreak, are now on contract with the State of Connecticut. State agencies, municipalities,...

State Contracts Related to Emergency Response

State Contracts Related to Emergency Response

Some state contracts are open to use by all state agencies, municipalities and non-profits. See the list of State Contracts Related to Emergency Response

Winter Storm Preparations

Winter Storm Preparations

The weight of snow on flat roofs can be substantial and some buildings have collapsed from the weight. In addition, water can seep in if the gutters are jammed with ice. But remember safety...