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Congressional Subcommittees

The NAC may establish subcommittees and working groups for any purpose consistent with its charter. Subcommittees and working groups may not work independently from the NAC and must report their recommendations and advice to the NAC for full deliberation and discussions. Subcommittees and working groups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the NAC and may not report directly to the Administrator or any other entity.

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Upcoming Meeting

The NAC will be presented the Planning for Animal Wellness (PAW) Subcommittee’s determination on the sufficiency of best practices and Federal guidance regarding congregate and non-congregate sheltering and evacuating planning, relating to the needs of household pets, service, and assistance animals, and captive animals, as appropriate, in emergency and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The NAC will then vote on whether it concurs with the determination.

Learn More about This Meeting

The NAC has six sub-groups for 2024:

  • Readiness/Workforce Subcommittee
  • Climate Subcommittee
  • Gender-Based Violence Subcommittee
  • Emergency Management Reimagined Task Force [ad hoc]

FEMA currently has two Congressionally mandated subcommittees through the NAC, Planning for Animal Wellness Working Group and Preliminary Damage Assessment Advisory Panel. 

Previously, the NAC had two other Congressionally mandated subcommittees.