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FEMA Virtual Tribal Consultation on Community Disaster Resilience Zones

August 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

August 2 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
Dear Tribal Leader Letter
FEMA Advisory CDRZ

FEMA will host a virtual tribal consultation on the implementation of the Community Disaster Resilience Zones Act enacted on December 20, 2022. Senior leadership from FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) will lead the consultation. GPD provides grants to prepare state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and first responders, as well as non-profit organizations and port and transit system owners/operators, to measurably improve capability and reduce the risks from manmade and natural disasters. Topics of discussion include:

  • How best to include Tribal Lands in zone designations.
  • How best to use census data at the census tract level, as required by the law, to include tribal lands within a state.
  • Best strategies to communicate designation of Zones.


The virtual tribal consultation will be hosted on the Zoom for Government platform.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
  • Time: 3 – 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)
  • Register to attend
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 161 498 1301
  • Passcode: 794607

All consultation materials will eventually be posted on:

 Written Comments:

To submit questions in advance of the consultation, please email GPD at or contact a FEMA Regional Tribal Liaison.

To submit comments in response to the August 2nd consultation, please email GPD at  or contact a FEMA Regional Tribal Liaison on or before Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Contact information for FEMA Tribal Liaisons is available at


August 2, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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