Consistent with these commitments, FEMA invites Tribal Nations to attend an in-person tribal consultation during the 2023 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention on the update of FEMA's tribal mitigation planning policy. The consultation is scheduled on Thursday, October 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK, (Space 1/13-14). More information on the 2023 AFN Convention in Anchorage, AK, follows here: https://www.nativefederation.org/convention/.
This tribal mitigation planning policy, currently entitled Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide (2017), interprets the Mitigation Planning regulation at 44 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 201 and describes the requirements for developing and updating tribal mitigation plans. Mitigation planning helps tribes understand risks from natural hazards and develop long-term strategies to reduce impacts on people, property and the environment. A FEMA-approved mitigation plan is also a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency funding.
Details and updates will be posted on the FEMA Tribal Consultation web page. Tribal Nations can send their comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.