FEMA Finalizes Pilot Guidance for Tribal Disaster Declarations Process for Stafford Act Disasters

FEMA Finalizes Pilot Guidance for Tribal Disaster Declarations Process for Stafford Act Disasters

01/10/2017 03:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the release of its Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance and the beginning of the pilot phase of tribal declarations under this new guidance.

The pilot guidance describes the process which tribal governments will use to request Stafford Act declarations and the criteria FEMA will use to evaluate direct tribal declaration requests and make recommendations to the President.

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/01/10/fema-finalizes-pilot-guidance-tribal-disaster-declarations-process-stafford