Are You Prepared for Drought?

A January 2012 article in Scientific American shouts the headline "Devastating Drought Seems Inevitable In American West." It's not a matter of if your community will experience drought, it's a matter of when. However, your community, like many in the present cash strapped economy, may not have the resources to prepare. In that case, Drought Relief Corps (DRC) may be your answer. Please scroll down to learn more.



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DRC is a new national service program being developed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). Our goal is to help communities prepare for, mitigate, and recover from drought disasters. We are recruiting partner organizations that are interested in hosting DRC members in their community. We are seeking project partners from:

  • ✔ Non-profit organizations
  • ✔ Community-based water agencies
  • ✔ Governmental entities (in limited-resource, drought-prone, or drought-stricken communities)

DRC members will then:

  • ✔ Be available to respond to local disasters of all types
  • ✔ Help communities prepare for drought
  • ✔ Help communities mitigate the effects of drought
  • ✔ Help communities recover from drought
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DRC members will provide 11 months of service in host organization communities. The rewards for hosting a DRC member are great, and the requirements are minimal. Host organizations have the freedom to design a program to meet their community's particular needs. Host sites also must provide members with orientation about their organization, assign a supervisor, track results of the members' work, and pay a cost share for the member. NCAT will do the rest, including managing the program, recruiting and training members, assist you with supervision and reporting.

To learn more about DRC and to express an interest in hosting one or more DRC members, fill in the form below to start the application process.

Note: Participation in Drought Relief Corps is contingent upon NCAT securing funding for the project.


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