FEMA Issues Management Guide and Best Practices
April 23, 2020
FEMA released a new Disaster Financial Management Guide to identify the capabilities and activities necessary to prepare and successfully implement disaster financial management, while its Office of Equal Rights issued a bulletin outlining best practices to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in anticipating and attending to civil rights concerns.
The Disaster Financial Management Guide includes considerations and practices necessary to track, calculate and justify the costs of an emergency; support local reimbursement reconciliation; avoid de-obligation of grant funding; and effectively fund and implement recovery projects and priorities. The principles, concepts and resources contained in the guide can support jurisdictions in identifying the resources needed to support their community, increase the efficiency of recovery efforts, and reduce the likelihood of audits and financial penalties for the jurisdiction. To view the guide, please visit https://www.fema.gov/plan.
FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights bulletin outlines best practices to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in anticipating and attending to civil rights concerns during the COVID-19 response and recovery. The best practices document includes information regarding:
- Effective Communication Access
- Inclusive Planning, Response, and Recovery
- Language Access
- Physical Accessibility
- Environmental Justice
- Civil Rights Complaints and Concerns