USSC Student Grant Research Program


Submissions are now closed. Deadline: December 22, 2023 The Utah Seismic Safety Commission is continuing its Student Grant Research Program for secondary students to create an opportunity to investigate seismic-related issues in Utah. The Commission envisions collaboration between students and faculty in developing projects. Areas of research include engineering, geology, emergency management, and government relations, to list a few. If …

Join Us October 2023! QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop for Businesses and Organizations

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Hosted by the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), join us as part of our 2023 Preparedness Workshop Series with the QuakeSmart Preparedness Workshop for Businesses and Organizations! It will be held on October 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch included! At this workshop, …

Salt Lake County Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance Funding for Magna Earthquake

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UPDATE: Public Notice – Federal Funding for Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP) in Salt Lake County READ THE PUBLIC NOTICE HERE Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region VIII EHP Office, Denver Federal Center, Box 25267, Denver, Colorado 80225-0267, or by …

Federal Earthquake Assistance Update: September 8 is the Final Day to Register

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September 8 is the Final Day to Register Tuesday, September 8 is the deadline for Utah residents to register for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the Magna Earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17. Utahns impacted by the disaster who haven’t registered can still apply for assistance at or by calling the FEMA Helpline at …

Tell Your Friends and Neighbors to Register With FEMA, Deadline is September 8

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SALT LAKE CITY – Federal disaster assistance is available for Utahns impacted by the Magna Earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17. If any of your friends or neighbors have damage caused by the quake, encourage them to register with FEMA. Letting everyone know is one way you can help your community recover. Rather than visiting in person …

Manufactured Homes in Earthquakes – How to Protect Your Home & Family

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Photo from ABC4 Utah article SALT LAKE CITY – Manufactured homes are especially at risk from earthquakes and their aftershocks. Many manufactured homes rest on slender supports that can collapse or buckle during earthquakes, causing injuries to the occupants and damage to the structure, contents, water heater and utilities.  Collapse can make doors and other exits unsafe while fractured gas …

Federal Aid for Utah Quake Hits $1 Million As FEMA Deadline Nears

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Two Weeks Left to Register The deadline for Utah residents to register for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17 is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Since the July 8 disaster declaration, more than $1 million in federal disaster assistance has been provided to eligible applicants in Salt Lake and Davis …

Magna Earthquake Disaster Assistance Virtual Town Hall

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A Public Town Hall discussion, in English and Spanish, with Magna earthquake recovery officials and FEMA and SBA disaster assistance experts. Get your questions answered and learn the process to receive earthquake damage assistance in Salt Lake and Davis Counties. Watch the Q&A here: Or view the Spanish Q&A here:

News Release: Why Are Unreinforced Brick Structures Dangerous?

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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has a rich heritage of brick architecture. From Fort Douglas and the Isaac Chase Mill to Provo Tabernacle and Brigham Young’s Winter Home, many of the state’s oldest and most historic structures were made with bricks. However, many brick buildings are vulnerable to earthquakes. Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Structures built prior to 1975 often feature brick …

News Release: Free Disaster Legal Services Available for Utah Quake Survivors

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SALT LAKE CITY – A free legal aid hotline was created as part FEMA’s Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program for the Magna Earthquake and its aftershocks.  The service is open to residents of Salt Lake and Davis counties. Residents who need legal assistance for earthquake-related issues but cannot afford an attorney can call toll-free 800-662-4245. The line is open Monday …