COVID-19 Webinar Series: Working with FEMA to Address Homelessness During the PandemicApril 14, 2020
To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic among people experiencing homelessness, 48 US states so far have declared states of emergency and many have begun applying for FEMA assistance to aid their efforts. Utilizing federal funding through FEMA can have a major impact in a community’s ability to ensure that people experiencing homelessness and those that serve them are safe and minimizing the risk of acquiring and transmitting the disease. It is paramount that States pursue FEMA funds and strategize how to use these funds strategically with other federal, state, and local dollars in their homelessness response.
This webinar will focus on the importance of following a framework for planning on the use of FEMA funding, an brief overview of FEMA and guidance on the types of assistance and eligible activities FEMA funding typically supports, and the experience of two states and their recent planning efforts and strategies to utilize FEMA funds to respond to the pandemic.
Tuesday, April 14th, 3:00 pm ET
Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Traci Brasher, Acting Public Assistance Division Director, FEMA
Sarah Mulligan, Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA
Ann Oliva, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Ali Sutton, Deputy Secretary for Homelessness, CA Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Erika Ferguson, Directory, Healthy Opportunities, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services