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Heritage Emergency National Task Force

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Who We Are

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, is a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies.

Our Mission

HENTF’s mission is to protect cultural heritage in our nation’s states, tribes, territories, and local communities from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.

What’s New / What’s Old

Watch this space for the latest HENTF developments and announcements. Older news will be archived under News Briefs.

18 September 2018: Announcement! HEART 2018 is now accepting applications. See our "Training" section below.

14 September 2018: Announcement! HENTF has activated a Hurricane Florence informational page on Facebook, dedicated to sharing information related to arts, cultural, and heritage organizations that have been affected by Hurricane Florence.


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Learn how this public-private partnership helps cultural institutions, the U.S. and international communities preserve their cultural identities and history.

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Discover useful information and tools to help cultural stewards and the public prepare for and respond to disasters.

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Major Disasters

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Find relevant information and valuable links to help cultural stewards, emergency managers, and the public respond to and recover from major disasters.

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Explore opportunities offered by HENTF and the SCRI to become better prepared to address disasters and protect our cultural heritage.

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Contact Us

To reach the HENTF team, please email