Cities offered tips on Y2K preparedness

Global Action Plan (GAP), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is offering 125,000 brochures on basic Year 2000 preparedness for free to municipalities and civic organizations.

GAP will choose 25 organizations based on their ability to distribute the material to vulnerable populations in the community. Each organization will get 5,000 brochures.

The free distribution is made possible through a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

The brochure offers help to households in developing a plan for the Year 2000 problem or any natural disaster. The eight-page brochure features cartoons by New Yorker magazine cartoonist Ed Koren.

To apply for the brochures, e-mail GAP a brief description of your need, distribution capability and plan for disseminating the brochures. The e-mail address is info@globalactionplan.org. Proposals are due Nov. 30.

GAP's community preparedness efforts are part of the Y2K and You campaign sponsored by Public Technology Inc., the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the International City/County Management Association. GAP also has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in disseminating its household and neighborhood preparedness tools to emergency managers nationwide.

For more information, visit GAP's World Wide Web site at www.globalactionplan.org or call (914) 679-4830.

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