FEMA overview Federal disaster contracting Emergency Preparedness 2
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. 3
Headquartered in Washington D.C. Regional and area offices around the country Partnerships with other organizations, states and local governments * 4
FEMA’s authority comes from the Robert T. Stafford Act. FEMA is part of the National Response and Recovery Frameworks, which were created to establish a comprehensive, national, all hazards approach to domestic incident management across a spectrum of activities including prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. www.fema.gov/emergency 5
When a major disaster occurs, the process is usually as follows: Local Government Responds State Responds Damage Assessment (Conducted by local, state and federal organizations) Governor Requests Major Disaster Declaration FEMA Evaluates Request President Approves or Denies 6
The Louisiana Recovery Office (LRO) currently manages four active Disaster Declarations (hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike). There are two main Louisiana campuses. One is located in the state capitol, Baton Rouge, to support our “applicant” – the state of Louisiana. The other is located in Orleans Parish to support our largest regional disaster impacted communities. In addition, there is one staging area (Sherwood Forest) located in Baton Rouge, La. 7
Public Assistance Debris Removal Emergency Protective Measures Damaged Roads and Bridges Publicly Owned Utilities Public Buildings and Contents Schools Health Care Facilities EHP: Compliance with National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act Individual Assistance Housing Assistance Other Needs Assistance Relocation Assistance Disaster Legal Services Disaster Unemployment Assistance Crisis Counseling Volunteer Agency Coordination Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Outreach and Education EHP: Compliance with National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
Since 2005, FEMA has obligated more than $20 billion dollars to the State of Louisiana to assist them in their recovery efforts for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Gustav: $6.1 billion for Individual Assistance, $2.1 Billion in Hazard Mitigation funds and $12.3 billion in Public Assistance funds.
State and local governments/agencies Parishes Cities, towns, villages, townships Private Non-Profits Districts and regional authorities State departments (i.e., transportation) Indian Tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native villages or organizations and certain private nonprofit entities
Contract dollars awarded to Louisiana businesses total $3,239,377,468 Among the four Gulf Coast states, Louisiana small businesses directly received the greatest amount of federal contract funds, about $1.4 billion. HURRICANE KATRINA AND RITA CONTRACT DOLLARS AWARDED TO LOUISIANA BUSINESSES
40% “40% of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen.” -Insurance Information Institute
2% Only two percent (2%) reported having financial documents in their home disaster supply kit. -2009 Citizen Corps “Personal Preparedness in America” Household Survey
Visit our Money Matters Preparedness Page on CitizenCorps.gov the page includes information on:Money Matters Preparedness Page Resources include: ▪ Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) ▪ Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Recovery Toolkit Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Recovery Toolkit Past webinars all available on www.citizencorps.gov:www.citizencorps.gov ▪ Money Matters in Disasters – April 10, 2012 Money Matters in Disasters ▪ Financial Emergency Preparedness - May 3, 2011 Financial Emergency Preparedness ▪ National Financial Literacy Month: Operation HOPE and Emergency Financial Preparedness - April 1, 2010 National Financial Literacy Month: Operation HOPE and Emergency Financial Preparedness
Visit our Invest in Preparedness webpage on CitizenCorps.gov:Invest in Preparedness webpage Includes links to resources found on: ▪ FEMA Private Sector Division FEMA Private Sector Division ▪ Ready Business Ready Business ▪ Prepare My Business Prepare My Business Past webinars all available on www.citizencorps.gov:www.citizencorps.gov ▪ Doing Business with FEMA and Additional Business Preparedness Resources - April 24, 2012 Doing Business with FEMA and Additional Business Preparedness Resources ▪ Resources for Business Preparedness - Sept 13, 2010 Resources for Business Preparedness ▪ Ready Rating: How Prepared is Your Business or School? – October 11, 2011 Ready Rating: How Prepared is Your Business or School?
For more valuable information about preparing your family and business for an emergency, please visit: www.ready.gov www.ready.gov/business www.fema.gov Preparedness Websites