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FEMA Releases Inaugural DRRA Implementation Report (Nov. 25, 2019)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Intergovernmental Affairs Branch
Telephone: 202-646-3444

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

FEMA Releases Inaugural DRRA Implementation Report

November 25, 2019

On Oct. 30, FEMA released the first annual report on Agency implementation of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA). This report provides an overview of the DRRA, highlights how FEMA’s strategic goals align to the act, and describes FEMA implementation efforts and achievements since 2018.

FEMA has already implemented more than half of the provisions identified in the law.  As a direct result of this implementation, FEMA expanded support for mitigation, to include provision of $86 million in funding for wildfire mitigation projects to protect nearly 2,500 more properties.

Additionally, FEMA increased the amount of assistance available to individuals following a disaster, providing more than $61 million in additional assistance to over 11,000 individuals, and more than $12 million in additional disaster unemployment assistance to applicants in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FEMA has also published guidance on the prioritization of assistance during power outages, the identification of evacuation routes, and the coordination of emergency response plans for hazardous materials.

The DRRA contains 56 provisions that require policy or regulation changes that amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to strengthen national capabilities to prepare for, mitigate against, and recover from major disasters. These reforms acknowledge the shared responsibility for disaster response and recovery, aim to reduce the complexity of FEMA, and build the nation’s capacity for the next catastrophic event.

To view the DRRA Annual Report, visit the FEMA website.

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.


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The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for the field of emergency management and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. We invite all of our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a stronger Agency and a more prepared and resilient Nation.

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) is a global day of giving held on Tuesday December 3rd to raise awareness for charitable causes and amplify donor’s generosity.  As we enter the holiday season and celebrate Thanksgiving, please consider supporting the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) to advance mitigation and protect lives and property nationwide. Your support makes a difference in creating a more resilient future, from the development of training and technical assistance to local communities to partnering efforts to support local, state, and national mitigation activities.

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10-31-19: CERC Webinar: “Planning for Hazards: A Conversation about Mitigating Lifelines”

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Subject:  October 31 CERC Webinar: “Planning for Hazards: A Conversation about Mitigating Lifelines”

Please log on Thursday, October 31, at 1 p.m. ET, for a live,1-hour CERC webinar, “Planning for Hazards: A Conversation about Mitigating Lifelines.” As National Community Planning Month wraps up, we’ll discuss community lifelines and their link to hazard mitigation planning, and hear from infrastructure owners about the challenges and successes of planning and implementing these mitigation projects. (See the attached flier for more details.)

On October 31, please CLICK (or COPY AND PASTE) the link below to join the webinar:


For audio, call 1-650-479-3208; access code: 661 065 484#; Password: event1

– As you sign in, the system will assign you an ATTENDEE ID. Please enter the ATTENDEE ID at the prompt when you dial in for audio.

– See Tips for Accessing the WebEx(4) and the 2019 CERC webinar schedule.

* Please plan to sign in 10 minutes early. If you experience a problem, please send a description of the issue along with a screenshot, if possible, to CERCTraining@ogilvy.com. We will try our best to troubleshoot before the webinar begins.


Watershed University: Headwaters to Floodplains (H2F): Flood Safety Partnership Talk (10-22-19 at 12 p.m. PDT)

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You are invited to the following event:

Headwaters to Floodplains (H2F): Flood Safety Partnership Talk

Event to be held at the following time and date:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


Share this event:

Join us for a presentation on a newly formed collaborative effort called Headwaters to Floodplains (H2F): Flood Safety Partnership.

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We hope you can make it!


The Watershed University Planning Team

New Bulletin Posted to The NFIP Web Site

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New Bulletin Posted to The NFIP Web Site.

From: NFIP WYO Mailbox <NFIPWYOMailbox@fema.dhs.gov>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:33 AM
Subject: NFIP Clearinghouse Bulletin(s): w-19013 -Tropical Storm Imelda Flood Response Office – FICO

Numbers 379 (TX) and 381 (LA)

W-19013Tropical Storm Imelda Flood Response Office –
FICO Numbers 379 (TX) and 381 (LA)

This email is to notify you that a new bulletin(s) has been posted to the NFIP Web site.

Thank you,

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