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IS-21.18: Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance

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Course Overview

This course provides an orientation to civil rights, including the laws that govern civil rights and strategies that will help FEMA employees protect the civil rights of those we serve.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose of the FEMA Civil Rights program and the protections it offers.
  • Identify strategies to ensure the civil rights of FEMA customers.

Primary Audience

All FEMA employees every calendar year for 2 years, then every other year





Course Length:

1 hour
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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