From the Thesis Abstract: "The emergency management program in Washington State is vulnerable because it has no sustainable and stable funding source. This thesis identifies potential state and local funding and allocation methods that can possibly stabilize and sustain Washington State's emergency management programs. Three case studies are conducted in which the funding source, allocation method, and policy strategy are analyzed for each case. Various funding methods can be applied to emergency management programs in the state of Washington. Allocation methods have the potential to exacerbate disparities in communities with low income, high unemployment, or restricted access to services. Policy strategy analysis identifies themes for a successful implementation. A recommendation is for Washington State to establish an Emergency Management Partnership. The partnership can identify critical emergency management services, examine funding needs, and provide a recommendation for implementing critical emergency management services across the state of Washington."
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