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Consultation on FEMA's 2017 Tribal Declarations - Deadline

Sunday, September 17, 2023 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (EDT)


Tribal Consultation on FEMA's 2017 Tribal Declarations Guidance

Comment Deadline - September 17, 2023

Event Details

Date: August 17, 2023

Time: 10:30 a.m. EDT - 12:30 p.m. EDT

Location: Onsite

ITEMC Conference, Tulsa, OK

FEMA will host a virtual tribal consultation with Tribal Nations to discuss the 2017 Tribal Declarations Guidance. The purpose of this consultation is to gather Tribal Nations' feedback on how to best improve the Presidential disaster declaration process to ensure that Tribal Nations can access FEMA resources during and after disasters in Indian Country. Senior leadership from FEMA's Office of Response and Recovery and the Office of Tribal Affairs will help facilitate the consultation. 

Tribal Consultation Discussion Questions

  • What is the ideal tribal disaster declaration process for Indian Country?
  • What within the current Tribal Declarations Guidance should FEMA change?
  • What roadblocks have Tribal Nations encountered when working to request a federal disaster declaration? 

Event Contact

During the tribal consultation, FEMA will be prioritizing comments from Tribal Leaders and representatives of Tribal Nations. 

Tribal Nations can submit their written comments and any questions via email with the subject line “Tribal Declarations Guidance – Written Comments” to Final feedback and comments from Tribal Nations are due by September 17, 2023.

Event Resources

Sunday, September 17, 2023 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (EDT)

Comment Deadline - September 17, 2023

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