Apply for FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA is looking for a few youth who are excited about preparedness and want to be leaders. FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council members have an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for, and ideas and opinions about, promoting emergency preparedness and inspiring people to take action. The application period for the 2022 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) just opened on January 24, 2022.

Applicants will be selected for their interest in helping other people, their schools, and their communities to prepare for emergencies and disasters. YPC members are known for their leadership skills and for their ability to work as a team. New YPC members must be in the 8th through 11th grades.

To learn how to apply, including application requirements, deadlines, and submission options, you can participate in a free virtual YPC application training session on February 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST. Register for free here. The deadline for submitting an application for YPC is March 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST. For more information go to FEMA’s website or send an email to