New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response NJCAR is a network of organizations, associations, agencies, and persons dedicated to safeguarding the cultural heritage of New Jersey. The New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response
(NJCAR) empowers New Jersey’s cultural
communities to preserve their valuable
assets and sustain operations before, during,
and after disasters strike.

This new Alliance
is comprised of a network of organizations,
associations, agencies, and individuals
dedicated to safeguarding the State’s cultural
heritage. NJCAR is affiliated with the national
group — Foundation of the American Institute
for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works’
Alliance for Response.

September is National Preparedness MonthThe 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting eve...
09/24/2021
Welcome to Ready Kids! | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 4, Sept. 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Your community needs YOU! Find opportunities to help your community here: www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness

Ready Kids has tools and information to help kids, teens, parents, and those who work with youth before, during, and after disasters.

International Pandemic Perspectives: Problem-Solving in Times of CrisisFree webinar28 September 202112:00 PM – 1:30 PM E...
09/23/2021
International Pandemic Perspectives: Problem-Solving in Times of Crisis

International Pandemic Perspectives: Problem-Solving in Times of Crisis

Free webinar

28 September 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Library, archive, and museum colleagues from across the globe discuss the innovative changes they've made and will be continuing in their fields.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many cultural institutions to reimagine their practices. Partnerships, programming, and services have all shifted to meet the public's new and changing needs. Some of these changes have been temporary, and others are here to stay. Join us as international library, archive, and museum colleagues discuss the operational changes they will be continuing, regardless of pandemic conditions.

https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/international-pandemic-perspectives.html

Library, archive, and museum colleagues from across the globe discuss the innovative changes they've made and will be continuing in their fields.

Governor Murphy to hold Recovery Resource Town Hall This FridayAs so many continue the hard work of recovering from the ...
09/22/2021

Governor Murphy to hold Recovery Resource Town Hall This Friday

As so many continue the hard work of recovering from the damage done by Ida, the Governor is hosting a webinar to provide information and answer some of the dominant questions on resources. The event is free, and registration is required.

https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_bErmrog3Q-iQ6NsPNgizfA

Governor Murphy to hold Recovery Resource Town Hall This Friday

As so many continue the hard work of recovering from the damage done by Ida, the Governor is hosting a webinar to provide information and answer some of the dominant questions on resources. The event is free, and registration is required.

https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_bErmrog3Q-iQ6NsPNgizfA

September is National Preparedness MonthThe 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting eve...
09/21/2021
Prepare Your Family | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 4, Sept. 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters? Visit www.ready.gov/kids/parents

Find materials to build a family emergency plan, information on how to help children cope with a disaster, and tips to help children be ready for disasters.

September is National Preparedness MonthThe 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting eve...
09/17/2021
Make a Plan | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 3, Sept. 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Emergencies can happen anytime, and less than half of American families have a communication plan. Plan ahead: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan

Kids can learn how to make a family emergency plan in case of a disaster or emergency.

09/14/2021

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 3, Sept. 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness

Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Visit: www.ready.gov/be-informed.

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, supported by @rauschenbergfoundation, provides artists in need who ar...
09/13/2021
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants - NYFA

The Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, supported by @rauschenbergfoundation, provides artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of visual arts, film/video/electronic/digital arts, and choreography and residing in the U.S., Tribal Nations, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent, unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies. Note: Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants are not for lost wages, living expenses, or medical care for individuals other than the artist.

Cycle 9 is now open, with a deadline of October 4, for emergencies occurring January 1, 2021 and later. https://bit.ly/2HEzfRi

Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants offers one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies to artists in need.

Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant ProgramThe Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program provides short-term, immediat...
09/10/2021
Henri and Ida Relief - NJEDA

Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program

The Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program provides short-term, immediate August rent or mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits that have suffered physical damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Henri on August 22nd or 23rd, 2021 and/or Hurricane Ida on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2021.

Amount: $1,000 to $5,000

Benefits: Grants to pay for August rent or mortgage.

Eligibility: New Jersey businesses and nonprofits with up to 50 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and an August rent or mortgage payment of at least $1,000.

https://www.njeda.com/henri-ida-relief/

Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office

09/07/2021
National Heritage Responders

Resources for arts and cultural organizations affected by Hurricane Ida.

National Heritage Responders: a nationwide team – comprising conservators, archivists, collections managers, and other professionals – is trained to provide free salvage guidance over the phone to cultural stewards. 24/7 hotline: 202.661.8068

https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/national-heritage-responders

Heritage Emergency National Task Force: a partnership of 62 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. Following a major event, HENTF helps affected states coordinate response and recovery efforts for arts and culture organizations. You can email [email protected] with any reports of damage.

https://culturalrescue.si.edu/hentf/

National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness: a list of emergency vendors across the country.

https://ccaha.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2020-02/National%20Resource%20Guide%20for%20Disaster%20Preparedness.pdf

Northeast Document Conservation Center: NEDCC is available to take calls from institutions with collections damage, as well as private individuals whose family collections are damaged. The number to call during business hours (8:30-4:30 Eastern) is 978-470-1010. The number to call after hours (also answered during the day) is 855-245-8303. You can also email [email protected].

https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/hurricane-resources

NCAPER Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief gives a snapshot of federal disaster assistance programs that can go into effect after a presidentially declared disaster and focuses on longstanding programs that are likely to continue. It includes in-depth information about financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) along with introductory information about other federal resources that provide a mixture of financial and other assistance.

https://www.ncaper.org/post/ncaper-arts-field-guide-to-federal-disaster-relief-available-now

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) respond to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors, and the public.

September is National Preparedness MonthThe 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting eve...
09/07/2021
Build A Kit | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 2, Sept. 5-11: Build a Kit

Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit

Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need evacuate. Include:
- Enough food and water to last several days.
- Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household.
- Pet supplies.

These resources teach you to build an emergency kit filled with the items you need to survive on your own for several days after a disaster. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for sever...

If your arts, history or cultural organization has been affected by the recent storms and flooding caused by Tropical De...
09/03/2021
We're you among those affected by last nights storms in NJ?

If your arts, history or cultural organization has been affected by the recent storms and flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida, please contact the NJ Cultural Alliance for Response.

Contact information: Natasha Zaleski, NJ Cultural Alliance for Response, Secretary, [email protected]

From NJ Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NJVOAD): If you were affected by Hurricane Ida, here are some tips to keep you safe, and kickstart your recovery: https://mailchi.mp/6b5c1b943a80/were-you-among-those-affected-by-last-nights-storms-in-nj

Grant Opportunity:

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will provide grants to New Jersey small businesses impacted by severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Ida on Wednesday and early Thursday. The The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has been tasked with creating and administering the program, which will provide short-term, immediate rent/mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey businesses and non-profits with up to 50 employees that suffered physical damage on September 1st and 2nd, 2021 and any additional flooding immediately thereafter.

https://www.njeda.com/

Disaster Preparedness Resources:

Performing Arts Readiness Project: https://performingartsreadiness.org/

NJ Cultural Alliance for Response: https://njculturalalliance.wixsite.com/njcar

NJ Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters: https://www.njvoad.org/resources/

September is National Preparedness MonthThe 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting eve...
09/03/2021
Plan for Locations | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 1, Sept. 1-4: Make a Plan

Houses, mobile homes, apartments, and high-rise buildings have different evacuation considerations. Make a plan for each: www.ready.gov/plan-for-locations

Learn how to go about making an emergency plan by location. Be Informed Many emergencies and disasters occur without any warning. Since you can’t predict where you will be for disasters, it is important to have plans and supplies for the places you and your household go to regularly. Planning ahea...

09/02/2021
www.ready.gov

Taking Shelter from the Storm: Building a Safe Room for Your
Home or Small Business

Almost every state in the U.S. is subject to tornadoes, hurricanes, or both. The extreme winds that accompany these storms can cause extensive damage to buildings and threaten the lives of building
occupants.

Safe rooms designed to FEMA guidelines provide near absolute protection from wind forces of up to 250 mph and from the impact of associated windborne debris.

https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/taking-shelter-building-a-safe-room.pdf

Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can destroy bui...
09/02/2021
Tornadoes | Ready.gov

Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can destroy buildings, flip cars, and create deadly flying debris.

A tornado can:

Happen anytime and anywhere.
Bring intense winds, over 200 miles per hour.
Look like funnels.

https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

Learn what to do if you are under a tornado warning and how to stay safe when a tornado threatens. Prepare for Tornadoes Stay Safe During Stay Safe After Associated Content Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm to the ground. Tornadoes can destroy buildings,...

If any of your family treasures have been damaged by Ida or other hurricanes, or floods, please see the below resources ...
09/02/2021
Resources for the Public and Historic Property Owners | Smithsonian Institution Cultural Rescue Initiative

If any of your family treasures have been damaged by Ida or other hurricanes, or floods, please see the below resources for help.

Save your Family Treasures: https://culturalrescue.si.edu/hentf/resources/resources-public-and-historic-property-owners/

Fact sheet: Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Treasures (fema.gov):https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-05/SalvagingFamilyValuables_sept2018.pdf

Fact sheet: After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures (fema.gov):https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Flood_FIMA_Fact_Sheet_advice_salvaging.pdf

The above two fact sheets are also available in additional languages at Heritage Emergency National Task Force | FEMA.gov: https://www.fema.gov/media-collection/heritage-emergency-national-task-force

With a little patience, prompt action, and professional tips, saving cherished photographs, letters, and other irreplaceable objects is possible. The guidance above will help you stabilize your treasured heirlooms and buy you time to make an educated decision on further treatment and handling of you...

September is National Preparedness MonthThe 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting eve...
09/01/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

September is National Preparedness Month

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

Week 1, Sept. 1-4: Make a Plan
#PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike: www.ready.gov/plan

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

Volunteer Here! Returning to Collections Care: Welcome Back! Speedy Tips for Collections Staff Working with VolunteersFr...
08/31/2021
Volunteer Here! Returning to Collections Care: Welcome Back! Speedy Tips for Collections Staff Working with Volunteers | Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Volunteer Here! Returning to Collections Care: Welcome Back! Speedy Tips for Collections Staff Working with Volunteers

Free webinar

September 14, 2021
2:00 PM ET

This free session will offer planning tips for staff at small museums, libraries/archives, and historic sites who are preparing to welcome back collections volunteers. Session topics will explore ideas and resources in planning, safety, and communication for administrators of collections volunteer programs as we return to working together in collection spaces (and continue to collaborate virtually!).

https://ccaha.org/events/volunteer-here-returning-collections-care-welcome-back-speedy-tips-collections-staff-working

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts with generous grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William Penn Foundation, and Independence Foundation. 

Perspectives from public librariesIn these videos, public library leaders Kathy Zappitello from the Conneaut Public Libr...
08/27/2021
REALM project - Perspectives from the field | OCLC

Perspectives from public libraries

In these videos, public library leaders Kathy Zappitello from the Conneaut Public Library and Kelvin Watson of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District share how their respective organizations have navigated the pandemic, including changes to services and operations.

https://www.oclc.org/realm/happening-now/20210826.html

In these videos, public library leaders Kathy Zappitello from the Conneaut Public Library and Kelvin Watson of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District share how their respective organizations have navigated the pandemic, including changes to services and operations.

Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and ManagementFree webinarSeptember 14, 20211:00 PM - 2:30 PM ETPeopl...
08/24/2021
Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management | Connecting to Collections Care Online Community

Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management

Free webinar

September 14, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

People who protect and care for collections are often concerned about the negative impacts of their work on the environment and climate. Fortunately there are resources and practices that augment what you likely already do to limit waste and save money. And there is social science research to guide us in understanding how to adapt behaviors while remaining positive. We’ll explore a variety of approaches that you can take as an individual to ‘green’ your work, AND we’ll consider steps to take to encourage your institution and your peers to join you in making these shifts. You will learn to know when a green practice is good to try now or better to try later. You’ll leave having created a personalized list of options, tools, and tricks to help you start incorporating approaches on your own.

https://www.connectingtocollections.org/reducing-environmental/

Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management People who protect and care for collections are often concerned about the negative impacts of their work on the environment and climate. Fortunately there are resources and practices that augment what you likely already do to limit wa...

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