Fema Tribal Agreement

FEMA`s Tribal Directive defines fema`s functioning with respect to tribal governments and sets out a framework for relations between nations and tribal governments, which recognizes the sovereignty of tribes, fema`s autonomy, and trusting responsibility, which is consistent with the relevant authorities. Recipient: A non-federal organization that receives a distinction from a federal authority (for example.B. national, territorial or tribal government) for conducting an activity under a federal program. The FEMA Tribal Consultation Policy launches how FEMA tribal governments have participated in regular and useful consultations and cooperation on measures impacting tribes. In accordance with the President`s Nationwide Emergency Declaration of March 13, 27, 2020 for COVID-19, a tribal government may decide to obtain PUBLIC ASSISTANCE from FEMA as part of the National Declaration of Emergency, without submitting a request for a separate explanation: The National Tribal Affairs Advisor is the point of contact between the FEMA Administrator, FEMA regional tribal associations, and tribal governments throughout the country. The advisor is part of FEMA`s intergovernmental department, which leads all tribal relations and tribal consultations at FEMA. The FEMA National Tribal Affairs Advisor is: Denise Bambi Kraus (202) 212-7215Bambi.Kraus@fema.dhs.gov500 C Street SWWashington, D.C 20472 A state that has received a disaster declaration based on COVID-19 may request a participation adjustment on behalf of the beneficiaries and beneficiaries of the state. Based on the President`s declaration of a state of emergency to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 13, 2020, tribal governments have the option to apply for public assistance from FEMA as a beneficiary or sub-recipient. This fact sheet provides additional information on how FEMA can support tribal governments as beneficiaries or sub-recipients during the COVID-19 national emergency and replaces FEMA`s March 22, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Sheet: Tribal Recipients FactSheet. Read more about the federal government`s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) for more information.

With the need to ensure the security of tribal communities and tribal areas in the face of disasters, FEMA shares the unique nation-to-nation relationship of U.S. administration with state-recognized tribes. FEMA recognizes the sovereignty of state-recognized tribes and is committed to improving our working relationship with tribal governments to improve emergency and disaster response capacity throughout the Indian country. . . .