Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe Tribes Receive FEMA Grant To Reduce Disaster Threat

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October 10, 2002
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Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management announced today a $166,500 Pre-disaster Mitigation Program grant to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe Tribes of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

"The foundation of all effective hazard mitigation efforts is a solid understanding of existing hazards, coupled with a plan to reduce risks from those hazards," said FEMA's Regional Director David Maurstad. "This grant will lay the groundwork for a strong tribal mitigation program, which will ultimately reduce the loss of life and property from future natural disasters."

The tribes will develop a pre-disaster mitigation plan in partnership with Fremont County. During the anticipated 18-month project, tribal officials and the Fremont County Emergency Management Agency will focus on:

  • Conducting a hazard analysis
  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • Assessing the capabilities and resources already in place
  • Educating local officials and the public on mitigation strategies
  • Developing a joint Tribal Emergency Management System

The Pre-disaster Mitigation grant is awarded on a cost-share basis. The $166,500 federal grant represents 90 percent of the estimated cost of completing the project, with the tribe providing the remaining 10 percent share.

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July 19, 2012 - 23:02
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