We go where angels and marines fear to tread.
Starting a CERT program requires resources–personnel, equipment, and materials–and some type of program funding will be required. Local government may be your source of funding, you may get a grant, or you may have to be creative in how you fund your program. Step 2: Identifying Resources, provides some suggestions to help you determine how much your program will cost and how to fund it.
CERT programs serve in more than 3,400 communities nationwide. This section represents the best practices that successful CERT communities use to start and maintain their programs.