Recommendations Related to Special Needs   [open pdf - 732KB]

"At FEMA's National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting on July 29,2009 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the Council discussed and passed the following recommendations related to Special Needs. Recommendations: 1. The Council proposes that FEMA have the funding in place for the Regional Disability Coordinator positions in the Fiscal Year 2010 budget. The Council believes that FEMA's approval on December 5, 2008 of the creation of a Regional Disability Coordinator for each ofFEMA's ten regions is of vital importance to support the work of the National Disability Coordinator. The Special Needs Subcommittee of the NAC has received several updates from FEMA staff on the work going into the development of these positions and would like to see the commitment continued by having the funding in place for these positions within the FY 2010 budget. 2. The Council recommends FEMA review and revise the Mitigation Interim Policy, MRR-2- 09-1[…] The Council discussed the unique needs and nature of special needs populations in the event of a disaster and felt that MRR-2-09-1 needed to be re-examined in order to take these needs in to consideration."

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