The purpose of this program is to assist federally recognized tribes and Indian organizations with their public health and emergency management activities supporting the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. Funds must be used to support activities that effectively contribute to an applicant’s capability to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 health emergency. Priority program activities are:
Reviewing, modifying, and/or executing logistics and enabling contracts to increase capability to stockpile and provide the necessary resources needed to stabilize lifelines such as personal protective equipment (PPE), food, water, and buildout of medical facilities
Modifying evacuation plans to account for limited travel options and increased time needed for health care facilities in a COVID-19 environment
Identifying mass care and shelter options that meet Centers for Disease
Emphasizing the collection, analysis, and sharing of data to strengthen decision-support capabilities
Eligible cost categories under this program are planning, organization, equipment, training, management and administration (M&A), emergency response, EOC construction and renovation, maintenance and sustainment (M&S), and indirect costs. Lists of specific cost category activities that may be eligible can be found on pages 5-6 of the NOFA file.
Priority may be given to projects where the Standardized Emergency Management System/National Incident Management System (SEMS/NIMS) is incorporated into the applicant’s emergency management system, and projects with coordination between the applicant and any regional, city, or county entities.
Proposed projects that have the potential to impact the environment must participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) environmental planning and historic preservation (EHP) review process prior to the release of funding.
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