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Tribal Consultation on FEMA’s Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Program

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FEMA invites Tribal Nations to attend a tribal consultation on Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund (Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF).

Ngày tháng: Tháng 7 6, 2023

Thời gian: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vị trí: Virtual

Event Details

FEMA will host a virtual tribal consultation with Tribal Nations to discuss the new Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program. The purpose of this consultation is to gather feedback from Tribal leaders to inform program implementation for future funding opportunities. Senior leadership from FEMA's Office of Resilience and Office of External Affairs, Office of Tribal Affairs will help facilitate the consultation. 

Tribal Consultation Discussion Questions

  1. What recommendations or concerns should FEMA consider to improve access to funding resources through the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program for interested Tribal Nations?
  2. What potential challenges or opportunities could there be for interested Tribal Nations to participate in the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program? 
  3. Do you have any other comments or feedback that could help inform the Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF program’s implementation for future funding opportunities so that they may better serve Tribal Nations?

Event Agenda

TimingSessionSpeaker
3:00-3:05 p.m. EDTWelcome, Introductions & Opening RemarksVictoria Inéz Salinas, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA
3:05-3:15 p.m. EDTGeneral Announcements & Agenda OverviewKelbie Kennedy, National Tribal Affairs Advocate, FEMA
3:15-3:35 p.m. EDT

Presentation and Discussion

Overview of the Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Program

Rhiannon Kincaid, Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Section Chief
3:35-4:50 p.m. EDTTribal Leader Comments and Feedback

Victoria Inéz Salinas, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA

Kelbie Kennedy, National Tribal Affairs Advocate, FEMA

4:50-5:00 p.m. EDTThank You and Closing RemarksVictoria Inéz Salinas, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA

Event Contact

During the consultation, FEMA will be prioritizing comments from Tribal leaders and representatives of Tribal Nations.

Written comments in response to the tribal consultation are due by Monday, August 7, 2023, and may be submitted to FEMA-STORMRLF@fema.dhs.gov

The virtual tribal consultation will be held on the Zoom for Government platform and phone. If you require reasonable accommodations for this consultation, please reach out to the FEMA Safeguarding Tomorrow RLF Team at FEMA-STORMRLF@fema.dhs.gov as soon as possible.

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