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Tribal Policies & Legislation

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Below are quick links to key legislation and agency policies that help guide FEMA's relationship with tribal governments.

FEMA Tribal Policy

FEMA Tribal Policy
Incorporating feedback from the tribal community, this policy guides FEMA’s government-to-government relationship with federally-recognized tribes across the United States.

FEMA Tribal Consultation Policy
This 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.

Related Legislation

Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013
This act amends the Stafford Act to provide federally recognized tribal governments the option to choose whether to make a request directly to the President for a federal emergency or major disaster declaration, or to seek assistance under a declaration for a State.  Read the letters submitted in support of this amendment.

Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
The Stafford Act constitutes the statutory authority for most federal disaster response activities especially as they pertain to FEMA and FEMA program.

Last Updated: 
04/22/2015 - 11:20