Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FEMA Supports Stafford Amendment

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced their support for a legislative amendment to the Stafford Act to allow federally recognized tribal governments to choose whether to request emergency assistance directly from FEMA or to receive assistance under a declaration of a state (as they currently are required to do).  Read more about the proposed change in the FEMA press release or see the related FEMA memo.