Homeland Security and Emergency Services
As sovereign governments, Tribal Nations, and our first responders, have a responsibility to build, sustain, and improve capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. The federal government has an obligation to support Tribal Nations in these efforts. However, a failure to fully recognize and support our sovereignty leaves Tribal Nations without robust homeland security and emergency services infrastructure. There are glaring disparities and eligibility restrictions for Tribal Nations, as compared to states, in funding across an array of federal programs. USET SPF continues to advocate for Tribal Nation parity in homeland security and emergency management, including in access to disaster response resources.
- USET SPF Comments on DHS Handling of Sacred Items - December 15, 2022
- USET SPF Comments FEMA RFI Climate Change EOs - July 22, 2021
- USET SPF Comments to DHS on Tribal Consultation - May 25, 2021
- USET SPF Comments re: FEMA Tribal Pandemic Assistance - January 8, 2021
- USET SPF Signs onto Inter-Tribal Organization Letter to Congress Re: COVID-19 Recovery Legislative Proposal - February 2, 2021
- USET SPF Signs onto Tribal Inter-Org COVID Relief Letter - July 20, 2020
- USET SPF Signs onto Joint Tribal Homeland Security and Emergency Services Letter to Congress - May 26, 2020
- USET SPF Signs onto Letter Urging Waiver of FEMA Cost-Share and Reimbursement - April 20, 2020
- USET SPF Signs onto Joint Letter re: Cost-Share Waiver and Funding Adjustment Request - May 4, 2020
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