This presentation was delivered as part of the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: Virtual Gathering in August 2020 by Nick Bruscato, FEMA, and Charles RedDoor, USEPA.
This session will focus on FEMA’s funding and training opportunities, before, during, and after disaster and EPA's Planning for Natural Disaster Debris Guidance and available tools for planning. Emergency managers, grant writers/managers, and planners at tribal governments are the intended audience.
Nick Bruscato will review FEMA’s grants programs and application process, highlighting those programs connected to disaster funding and mitigation. This session will also provide information on the Emergent Management Institute’s Tribal Curriculum and other FEMA trainings for tribal government officials and technical staff. Additionally, we will provide context on the FEMA disaster declaration process. At the end of this session participants will have a better understanding of FEMA’s training and funding opportunities.
Charles RedDoor will discuss "Introduction to EPA’s Planning for Natural Disaster Debris” guidance, which supports EPA’s responsibilities to help the whole community prepare for, respond to, and begin short-term actions to recover from a disaster or an incident, including those that may require a coordinated Federal response. EPA provides technical assistance for nonhazardous waste management, including debris management and recycling and reuse opportunities, and expertise on waste and debris disposal options, among other actions.