Virtual Tribal Consultation to Discuss FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs
FEMA will host a virtual tribal consultation on DHS and FEMA preparedness grant programs, including the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP).
Date: June 22, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting ID: 161 441 1420
Join by phone: (669) 254-5252
We invite Tribal Nations to attend a virtual tribal consultation on June 22 on DHS/FEMA preparedness grant programs. The purpose of the tribal consultation is to review the tribal feedback FEMA has received and gather additional feedback on how FEMA can support increasing tribal access to its preparedness grant programs.
FEMA’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan Goal 1.2 includes a commitment to transform our service to tribal nations to acknowledge tribal sovereignty and respond to the needs of each tribal nation. Over the past few decades, FEMA has received tribal feedback about the lack of access to DHS/FEMA preparedness grant funding, including the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP). This lack of access compounds pre-existing and historical inequities for tribal nations.
- Tribal emergency preparedness grant funding needs
- Tribal barriers and challenges, including the accessibility of EMPG and THSGP funds under the Homeland Security Act of 2002
- Other tribal needs related to building resilience.
|1:30 – 1:35 pm||Welcome, Introductions & Opening Remarks||Victoria Salinas, Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience Moderator: Bambi Kraus, National Tribal Affairs Advisor|
|1:35 -1:40 pm||Housekeeping Announcements & Agenda Overview||Moderator: Bambi Kraus, National Tribal Affairs Advisor|
|1:40 - 2:55 pm||Presentation and Discussion
||Pamela Williams, Assistant Administrator for the Grant Programs Directorate Moderator: Bambi Kraus, National Tribal Affairs Advisor|
|2:55 - 3:00 pm||Closing Remarks||Victoria Salinas, Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience|
- Tribal Consultation to Discuss FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs Tribal Leader Letter
- Tribal Consultation to Discuss FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs Framing Paper
- Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
- Emergency Management Performance Grant
During the virtual session, FEMA will be prioritizing comments from Tribal Leaders and representatives of Tribal Nations. If there is time remaining, FEMA will invite comments from others in attendance.
Written comments are due Friday, July 22, 2022, and may be submitted to email@example.com.