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ERIC Number: ED494767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ERCMExpress. Volume 1, Issue 1
US Department of Education
This is the inaugural issue of the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress," and it focuses on the new technical assistance center. The center will support 243 grantees funded under the Emergency Response and Crisis Management program in managing and implementing their projects, and in sustaining their efforts over time. The center also will help nongrantee local education agencies (LEAs) improve and strengthen crisis management plans. The center's work will focus on: (1) Developing training materials, newsletters, and other resources; (2) Conducting workshops and presentations to help grantees and other LEAs develop and implement emergency management and response action plans appropriate to the specific circumstances in their district; (3) Providing technical assistance; (4) Identifying and providing active referral links to resources and organizations that can be helpful to grantees; (5) Developing and maintaining a listserv for sharing information about emergency response and crisis management programs and allowing for discussion among subscribers; and (6) Conducting descriptive studies of emergency response and crisis management grantees that will include background information about improvements being made to emergency response plans, characteristics of the funded projects, common definitions, and key findings based on grantees' performance reports. In future months, research, events, and other information related to school district emergency response and crisis management will be featured. [This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education under contract with Caliber Associates, Inc.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A