Founded in 2006, DDAT has dedicated itself to its mission to “coordinate emergency preparedness planning, awareness, and disaster mitigation among the agencies, institutions, and repositories that create and manage the cultural heritage of Delaware.”

This website contains information about the organization, a member directory, information on becoming a member, an event calendar, photos of past DDAT events, and selected resources.

Check out the Past Events page to learn more about DDAT's most recent training programs!
Delaware Disaster Assistance Team
P O Box 1645
Dover DE 19903-1645


Claudia F. Leister Fellowship
project proposal applications are now available!! 
for more information, or to apply click here 

Preservation Preparedness Alliance

A partnership between iAEM@UD and DDAT with the goal to support disaster preparedness initiatives impacting public safety and cultural property collection preservation by assisting institutions in developing, reviewing, and/or enhancing their disaster plans.

For more information including how to apply,

Delaware Disaster Assistance Team Grants Workshop 

Date and Time: 

Friday, June 8 from 9 am -1pm 

Bring a Bag Lunch


Room 114, Morris Library, 

University of Delaware, 181 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717 

Parking lots nearby 


Dr. Chandra Reedy, Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration and Interim Director, Center for Historic Architecture & Design, University of Delaware 

Carol A. Rudisell, Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services, University of Delaware Library 

Following the incredible presentation by IMLS (the Institute of Museum and Library Services), that DDAT hosted outlining sources of federal support we can all access for helping to get our cultural institutions ready for disasters, we have arranged for a special half-day introduction on how to apply for these funds.

Whether you are a researcher or nonprofit organization, employee or volunteer, acquiring funding is hard work. To maximize your efforts it is crucial to carefully identify appropriate potential funders and approach them with well-crafted proposals. This half-day workshop will allow you to focus on your own emergency preparedness project, consider group projects and will help you to select the right funding sources, develop your own grant strategy and learn successful grant writing techniques.   

You will also learn about interacting with program officers and shepherding your proposal through the entire application process.  The workshop will allow you to explore specialized library databases to locate potential funders and explore their giving patterns. You will also have an opportunity to search databases that can provide you with demographic data, statistics or journal articles that can bolster the literature review section of your proposal. 

Best of all, it’s free! Your membership  dues have already made it happen. Bring your co-workers! E-mail me for questions and to  reserve your spots: 

Resource of the Month
Check back each month to learn about a different disaster preparedness and recovery resource!

June 2018

It's Hurricane Season!! NOAA has predicted a near- or above-average normal 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.Even though Delaware has been spared direct hits, our coastal areas are extremely susceptible to storm surge. The Environmental Protection Agency's Storm Surge Inundation map illustrates historical hurricane tracks, strike frequency, and potential areas of coastal flooding and inundation from storms by combining the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC’s) hurricane strike dataset, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA’s) Sea, Lake, and Overland Surge from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model results, and Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA’s) 100-year and 500-year flood zones.

To view the map, visit:

Training Opportunities

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) and the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) are presenting a series of Response and Recovery webinars.

Registration is open for the first two webinars - Wet Recovery of Taxidermy and Wet Recovery of Books and Paper.

For more information visit:

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