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This guide assists service providers in developing a comprehensive plan for aiding farmworkers during federally declared disasters, undeclared emergencies, and other crises that affect the agricultural industry. The first section outlines general characteristics of the farmworker population and describes how farmworkers have been overlooked during disaster relief efforts in the past. The second section explains the role of government and how disaster aid is allocated during presidentially declared and undeclared disasters. This section also introduces the four phases of comprehensive emergency management used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency plans. The third section outlines the development of a plan, including researching the community, coordinating with other agencies, sharing information about resources, determining whether resources meet needs, and annexing the plan to the state emergency operations plan. Also included are ideas for in-staff training and an assessment tool for assessing farmworker damage. The next section includes forms and instructions for evaluating service strengths and weaknesses. The last section lists names and addresses of contacts and resources for social workers, teachers, and others who work with migrant farmworkers. Included are descriptions of federal disaster programs for farmworkers and a listing of state resources and foundation resources. Includes a glossary. (LP)

Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Farm Labor, Government Role, Migrants, Natural Disasters, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Development, Social Services, Training

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, 1925 North Lynn Street, Suite 701, Arlington, VA 22209.

Author: Outterson, Beth; And Others



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