The Resource Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies, Francis X. McCarthy, Jared T. Brown

Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies, Francis X. McCarthy, Jared T. Brown

Label
Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies
Title
Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies
Statement of responsibility
Francis X. McCarthy, Jared T. Brown
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The principles of disaster management assume a leadership role by the local, tribal, and state governments with the federal government providing coordinated supplemental resources and assistance, if requested and approved. The immediate response to a disaster is guided by the National Response Framework (NRF), which details roles and responsibilities at various levels of government, along with cooperation from the private and non-profit sectors, for differing incidents and support functions. A declaration of a major disaster or emergency under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, P.L. 93-288, must, in almost all cases, be requested by the governor of a state or the chief executive of an affected Indian tribal government, who at that point has declared that the situation is beyond the capacity of the state or tribe to respond. The governor/chief also determines which parts of the state/tribal territory they will request assistance for and suggests the types of assistance programs that may be needed. The President considers the request, in consultation with officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and makes the initial decisions on the areas to be included as well as the programs that are implemented. The majority of federal aid is made available from FEMA under the authority of the Stafford Act. In addition to that assistance, other disaster aid is made available through programs of the Small Business Administration (which provides disaster loans to both businesses and homeowners), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) within the Department of Transportation (DOT), and, in some instances, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (in the form of Community Development Block Grant funds being made available for unmet disaster needs). While the disaster response and recovery process is fundamentally a relationship between the federal government and the requesting state or tribal government, there are roles for congressional offices to play in providing information to the federal response and recovery teams in their respective states and districts. Congressional offices also serve as a valuable source of accurate and timely information to their constituents
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Cataloging source
AWC
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McCarthy, Francis X
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Jared T.
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R41981
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  • Emergency management
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency management
  • United States
Label
Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies, Francis X. McCarthy, Jared T. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"May 24, 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Background on disaster response -- Congressional activity in the process -- Where to obtain further information
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (11 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844952967
  • (OCoLC)ocn844952967
Label
Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies, Francis X. McCarthy, Jared T. Brown
Publication
Note
"May 24, 2013."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview -- Background on disaster response -- Congressional activity in the process -- Where to obtain further information
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (11 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844952967
  • (OCoLC)ocn844952967

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