The application period for the 2013 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards through FEMA will run from April 22 through June 5, according to a press release from the agency.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency award recognizes outstanding people, organizations and programs working to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared for emergency events.

All applications must feature activities that took place during the period of Jan. 1, 2012 through June 5, 2013. Winners will be announced in the fall.

More information and instructions on submitting an application are available at