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Virtual Tribal Consultation to Discuss FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs

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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: juin 22, 2022

Heure: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Virtual

Emplacement:

Meeting ID: 161 441 1420
Passcode: 135389

Join by phone: (669) 254-5252

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Event Details

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.

Event Topics

  • 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.

Event Agenda

Timing Session Speakers/Moderator
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
  • DHS/FEMA Grant Programs Overview
  • History of the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) and Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
  • Review previous feedback on THSGP and EMPG
Tribal Leader Comments and Feedback
  • 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

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Event Contact

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 gpd-comms@fema.dhs.gov.