The disaster of the moment — and beyond.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has come out with new information that specifically adds Pandemic Response Planning to the list of activities that are eligible for funding via the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program.
Specifically, they highlight:
"FEMA added regional pandemic preparedness as a program objective this year, with a specific focus on addressing the Community Lifelines and Core Capabilities that are essential to pandemic preparedness. In addition, recognizing the value of all-hazards emergency preparedness planning, and consistent with the objectives of the FY 2019 RCPGP, applicants may continue to consider projects that improve capability levels in the Food, Water, and Sheltering Community Lifeline as measured in the Housing or Logistics and Supply Chain Management core capabilities reported through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)/Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR)."