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FEMA Fact Sheets (73)

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All of FEMA's Directorate Fact Sheets are within this collection.
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June 23, 2014
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  • P-804 Wind Retrofit Fact Sheet 06-01-16

    The guidance provides technical information needed for selecting and implementing wind retrofit projects for homes in all coastal regions. This guidance identifies three packages of mitigation measures for residential wind retrofit projects: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced

  • Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Fact Sheets

    The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) encourages emergency management practices throughout every step of the disaster cycle to include people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. ODIC provides guidance, tools, and strategies that integrate and coordinate emergency management practices with emergency managers and planners. By planning for diverse populations, our nation can be better prepared for emergency situations.

  • Disaster Survivor Assistance Fact Sheet

    The DSA mission is to build and sustain an expeditionary cadre that can establish a timely presence primarily focused on addressing the needs of disproportionately impacted populations and disaster survivors.

  • Consular Roundtable - Fact Sheet 2016

    Consular Roundtable - Fact Sheet 2016

  • International Disaster Assistance CONOPS Fact Sheet 2016

    IAS CONOPS Fact Sheet 2016

  • Clarifying the Additional 5 Percent Initiative

    The Additional 5 percent Initiative is funding that has been set aside to help communities enhance disaster resilience related to building codes, such as adopting the current International Building Code® and improving a community’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) score.

  • Planning for Drought Resilience Fact Sheet

    As a part of addressing the 2016 Memorandum and Federal Action Plan on Building National Capabilities for Long-Term Drought Resilience, FEMA developed this fact sheet to outline the ways hazard mitigation planning supports drought planning and capacity building. This fact sheet describes how hazard mitigation supports drought resilience throughout the planning process, in the risk assessment, and in the mitigation strategy. It also discusses how drought hazard mitigation can be integrated into other planning initiatives.

  • Temporary Occupancy of Substantially Damaged Structures After a Disaster

    Fact Sheet, Temporary Occupancy of Substantially Damaged Structures After a Disaster

  • FY 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program Fact Sheet

    This is a fact sheet for the fiscal year 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program. The document provides programmatic eligibility and submission information.

  • FY 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program Fact Sheet

    This is a fact sheet for the fiscal year 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. The document provides programmatic eligibility and submission information.

  • Child Care Assistance Fact Sheet

    The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 provides FEMA the specific authority to award Child Care Assistance through the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) provision of the Individuals and Households Program (IHP), to assist disaster survivors who have a disaster-caused financial burden for child care. FEMA may provide Child Care Assistance to address disaster-caused child care expenses for eligible households with:

    • Children aged 13 and under; and/or

    • Children aged 14 up to 18 with a disability, as defined by federal law, who need assistance caring for themselves.

    Child Care Assistance is a form of financial assistance and funds are paid directly to eligible applicants. FEMA will award a one-time payment for the household’s increased financial burden for up to eight cumulative weeks of child care, plus any eligible expenses, or the maximum amount of assistance for Child Care Assistance, whichever is less. The maximum amount of Child Care Assistance is established by the state, territorial, or tribal government.

  • Disaster Recovery Centers Fact Sheet

    A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is a fixed or mobile provisional facility set up by FEMA that provides a central location near disaster impacted areas where Federal, State, Tribal, and non-government organizations have recovery information, assistance, and services to disaster survivors. This facility offers disaster survivors a place to register with FEMA and obtain information and assistance on disaster relief resources available from Federal, State, and Tribal Nations and non-governmental organizations.


  • Group Flood Insurance Policy Fact Sheet

    As part of the effort to reduce future expenses from floods, FEMA directly purchases Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) certificates on behalf of applicants who are required to obtain and maintain flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 requires FEMA applicants to obtain and maintain flood insurance after receiving Individuals and Households Program (IHP) real and/or personal property assistance, when the pre-disaster home is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA); this is otherwise known as a flood insurance requirement. The GFIP is a policy that is established for each disaster declaration that results from flooding and authorizes the Individual Assistance program.

  • Mass Care/Emergency Services Reunification Service Fact Sheet


    FEMA has the statutory requirement to facilitate the reunification of unaccompanied minors with their custodial parents/legal guardians, as well as the voluntary reunification of adults with their families, during declared emergencies or major disasters. Working collaboratively with whole community partners, FEMA Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) develops procedures, identifies best practices and provides resources to strengthen reunification services. MC/EA facilitates partner agreements and identifies and develops new resources and tools, including training and exercises, in support of state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governmental reunification planning and operations. FEMA coordinates deployment of national reunification resources, both human and material, to support state-led reunification task forces as well as field operations.


  • Assistance for Active Military and Civilian Personnel Fact Sheet

    FEMA may provide assistance to active military and civilian personnel if it is not duplicated with assistance offered by the Department of Defense or other available resources.

    Active duty military personnel stationed outside of the country can authorize a third party to be present for a FEMA inspection of disaster damage to their primary residence.


  • Individual Assistance Program Fact Sheet

    When a local, state, territorial, or Indian Tribal Government determines that an incident exceeds their capabilities to respond, the mayor, governor or Indian Tribal Chief Executive must request a declaration from the President. The President may authorize Individual Assistance programs and services based upon whether the resulting damage and its effects are of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the response capabilities of the state, affected local governments, and other potential recipients of supplementary Federal assistance.

    The Individual Assistance mission ensure disaster survivors have timely access to a full range of authorized programs and services to maximize recovery, through partnered coordination of local, state, territorial, and Indian Tribal governments, as well as other Federal Agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.


  • Emergency Support System Fact Sheet

    The FEMA Emergency Support Function 6 – Support System (ESF6-SS) is a coordinated nationwide database of facilities and locations with the ability to provide emergency sheltering, feeding, emergency supply distribution, reunification, and a number of other essential, life sustaining services that are beneficial to the welfare of disaster survivors.


  • Critical Needs Assistance Fact Sheet

    FEMA may provide financial assistance to individuals and households who, as a result of the disaster, have immediate or critical needs because they are displaced from their primary dwelling. Immediate or critical needs are life-saving and life-sustaining items including, but not limited to: water, food, first aid, prescriptions, infant formula, diapers, consumable medical supplies, durable medical equipment, personal hygiene items, and fuel for transportation.

  • Fact Sheet - Transitional Shelter Assistance

    Fact Sheet: Transitional Shelter Assistance - Multiple Languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Polish, German, and Italian)

    FEMA may provide Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) to applicants who are unable to return to their pre-disaster primary residence because their home is either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to a Presidentially-declared disaster. TSA is intended to reduce the number of disaster survivors in congregate shelters by transitioning survivors into short-term accomodations through direct payments to lodging providers. TSA does not count toward an applicant’s maximum amount of assistance available under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP).

  • Fact Sheet: Critical Needs Assistance

    Fact Sheet: Critical Needs Assistance - Multiple Languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Polish, German, and Italian)