FEMA Seeks Feedback on Draft "Planning Considerations: Putting People First"


FEMA is hosting several 60-minute webinar sessions to provide an overview of the draft document and facilitate discussion with participants to gather feedback on additional ways to improve the guide. FEMA seeks input, especially real-world experiences, that can be incorporated into the guide. Advance registration is required.

Date: June 4, 2024 - July 11, 2024

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FEMA is seeking feedback on "Planning Considerations: Putting People First" guide. The intent of the guide is to help emergency managers better identify and understand the characteristics and needs of all populations within their community and integrate those needs into planning processes. This guidance will: 

  • Promote a common understanding of a People First Approach.
  • Examine underserved populations through the lenses of access, process, and outcomes.
  • Provide a set of principles for planning and an explanation of how to incorporate the needs of the whole community into the planning process.

A line-numbered version of the draft guide is provided to help identify specific areas or topics for potential revision or development. The feedback form can be used to capture any recommendations. Email feedback or questions to NPD-Planning@fema.dhs.gov. The feedback period will conclude at close of business on July 10, 2024.

FEMA will be hosting a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss and highlight the content of the guide. 

Advance registration is required. To register, click the session below:

Webinar 1: Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2:00 pm ET

Register for Webinar 1

Webinar 2: Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 3 pm ET 

Register for Webinar 2

Webinar 3: Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 11am ET 

Register for Webinar 3

Comments made during the webinars are for discussion purposes only. To provide input, download the line-numbered version of the document “Planning Considerations: Putting People First” and feedback form, then submit the completed feedback form to NPD-Planning@fema.dhs.gov. This open comment period will conclude at close of business on July 10, 2024.

Event Contact

If you require assistive accommodations to participate in these sessions, please email NPD-Planning@fema.dhs.gov.

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