Know before any deadline approaches. Make the call before, during, and after the grant and disaster.
Check the list for your State SAA. Know the disaster declaration process for your State. Voice your needs and concerns. Before and during a crisis.
The difference may just be a CONFERENCE CALL you lead with BEMA International on the line at your invitation. You are not alone.
- DHS\FEMA list of SAA.
- Disaster declaration Process.
- Local official guide: https://www.blackemergmanagersassociation.org/p/local-elected-and-appointed-officials.html
- State process: https://www.blackemergmanagersassociation.org/p/disaster-declaration-process-in-united.html
- Federal process: https://www.blackemergmanagersassociation.org/p/disaster-declaration-process-figuring.html
At some point in the process it may become a POLITICAL decision and the needs of disadvantaged people and communities is not a priority.
Change occurs when YOU get involved. Get involved.