FEMA Reaches Out to Tribes With New Pocket Guide to Services

[node:summary]The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published 'FEMA and Tribal Nations: A Pocket Guide' to foster engagement.
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Having released a new tribal engagement policy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now come out with a booklet that consolidates resources for American Indians.

FEMA and Tribal Nations: A Pocket Guide “explains FEMA’s policies on tribal engagement, outlines key FEMA programs and how they relate to tribes, and provides contact information on how to reach the agency’s tribal liaisons,” the agency said in a release on October 31.

From assessing flood risk, to locating tribal liaison offices, to accessing disaster assistance and mitigation programs, the 11-page guide was developed in coordination with national tribal organizations and released at the National Congress of American Indians’ Annual Convention in Atlanta, FEMA said. The guide is available to tribal leaders in hard copy via their Regional Tribal Liaison office.

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