FEMA recognizes the government-to-government relationship between the U.S. government and federally recognized tribes. To acknowledge and honor the sovereignty of tribal nations, FEMA conducts regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with federally recognized tribes to ensure that FEMA policies and programs address tribal needs. Below are our active and past consultations.
- FEMA Tribal Consultation Policy. FEMA has created a new draft tribal consultation policy and is seeking feedback from all federally recognized tribes. The Tribal Consultation Policy establishes a process to guide FEMA officials on how to engage Indian tribes and Tribal Officials in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration on actions that have tribal implications. Comments will be accepted until March 3, 2014.
These are records of past FEMA tribal consultations, including audio recordings and transcripts of listening sessions, Federal Register Notices, and letters of testimony. These consultations are no longer open for comment.
- Consultation on Procedures to Request Emergency or Major Disaster Declarations (March-April 2013). This consultation requested tribal comment on the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 and on the new process for tribal emergency and major disaster declarations. See detailed information on this consultation.
Do you have feedback on current consultations? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or send by regular mail to:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel
500 C Street SW, Room 8NE
Washington, DC 20472
For feedback on other topics, please contact your Regional Tribal Liaison.