Steve Cain, EDEN Homeland Security Project Director, from Purdue University Extension, showcased EDEN's Community Capacity Building Guide at
the White House National Preparedness Roundtable, on September 27, 2016. Approximately 100 representatives from government, business, social serv
es and others attended the Roundtable and discussed preparedness for all phases of disaster.
ity Capacity Building Guide was called out as something that works by a non-EDEN person from New Mexico. Cain was asked to explain more about the guide. He also noted an Indiana initiative to increase community capacity to respond to floods. The state is preparing for fewer FEMA dollars in the future.
Joshua Barnes, Director for Preparedness Policy, The White House / National Security Council (and a friend of EDEN) agreed at the meeting that this Roundtable discussion was the beginning of an effort to improve national preparedness and that EDEN would be involved