FEMA – April is Financial Capability Month

In this issue:

Virtual Financial Capability Events

  • Money Smart Week Webinars: April 10-17
  • Penny Pincher’s Tips to Financial Preparedness: April 22
  • Fifth Third Bank and Operation Hope Financial Literacy Month Series

Financial Preparedness Resources

  • Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Flood Insurance Information
  • Be Prepared for a Financial Emergency
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Worksheet


Virtual Financial Capability Events

Money Smart Week Webinars

Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17, 2021

A week of financial capability programming focused on those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial preparedness during a pandemic can be an intimidating topic to cover. Saving for the future may not be a viable option right now, but there are many resources available to help you get started. Please see the below links for additional information. Each session is only 15 minutes.

View more details at Money Smart Week . Events are free and open to the public, registration provided here. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process.

Penny Pinchers Tips to Financial Preparedness

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT

FEMA Region 10 and states, in collaboration with Bank of America and NorthRim Bank, will be presenting a free webinar focused on practical, tangible, and simple ways to start or take the next step in your preparedness plan. No need to register ahead, click here to join at the time of the webinar.


Fifth Third Bank and Operation Hope’s April Financial Literacy Month Series

Tuesday, April 13, Wednesday, April 21, & Thursday, April 29

Financial Literacy Month is a celebration and a challenge. It’s a chance to reflect on the state of our personal finances and an opportunity to improve those finances, one step at a time. These steps of Financial Literacy Month are designed to help you identify your money weaknesses and turn them into strengths. Join Operation Hope and Fifth Third Bank for the following:

April 29 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PT, Thursday Throw Out Debt: Useful Tips and Tools on Debt Management


Financial Preparedness Resources

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK):

This is a flexible tool designed to help individuals and families at all income levels collect and secure the documentation they would need to get on the road to recovery without unnecessary delays, should disaster strike.

Flood Insurance Information

Homeowners and renters insurance policies do not usually cover flood damage. Talk to your agent. Find out what is covered by your existing policy and learn more about flood insurance at FloodSmart.gov.

Be Prepared for a Financial Emergency

You’ve worked hard to care for your home and save for the future, but disasters can lead to financial emergencies. A financial emergency is any expense or loss of income you do not plan for, like a missed paycheck, a damaged roof, a flat tire, or medical bill.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Worksheet

Collecting, copying, and storing your financial information now could help you avoid problems and recover faster after a disaster. This checklist can help. Use it to make sure you have the information and documents you need. Then, keep it with your important documents so you can refer to it when needed.


Additional Resources

For more resource on how to get prepared follow the links below:

Link to past Region 2 Webinar Courses

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