FEMA Announcements and Opportunities for Tribal Nations

Announcements from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • Stafford Act Tribal Disaster Declarations Pilot Guidance – Effective immediately under the pilot phase are provisions that include a minimum damage threshold of $250,000 for public assistance; utilization of historic preservation as a demographic factor; and expansion of eligibility of non-enrolled tribal community members for individual and households program. The Pilot Guidance can be viewed here, or for more information, click here.
  • Summer Internships Available in FEMA Region and DC Office – Paid summer internships offered in financial management, administrative & office support, emergency management, human resources, information technology, and law. Application deadline is January 31, 2017 at 11:50 p.m. EST. For more information and to apply, refer to links below:


    Grade Level(s)

    Duty Location(s)

    Student Trainee – Emergency Management

    Student Trainee (Emergency Management GS-5)

    Anniston, AL; Oakland, CA; Lakewood, CO; Washington, DC; Aiea, HI; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Kansas City, MO; Philadelphia, PA; Denton, TX; Winchester, VA 

    Student Trainee – Human Resources


    Washington, DC; Winchester, VA

    Student Trainee – Administrative

    GS-2 to GS-5

    Anniston, AL; Lakewood, CO; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Kansas City, MO; Denton, TX; Winchester, VA ; Bothell, WA; Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA; Emmitsburg, MD; New York, NY 

    Student Trainee – Financial Management


    Denton, TX; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Oakland, CA

    Student Trainee – Legal


    Washington, DC

    Student Trainee – Information Technology


    Winchester, VA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL, Washington, DC; Oakland, CA

    Contact: FEMA-PATHWAYS@fema.dhs.gov

  • SAMHSA Funding Opportunity for Suicide Prevention and Substance Abuse Program – Made possible by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), applications for Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health, or Native Connections, have opened for fiscal year 2017. Native Connections is committed to reducing suicidal behavior and substance abuse, and promote mental health for young American Indian/ Alaska Native people up to age 24. For more information, visit the SAMHSA grants page here.
  • Tribal Grants Available for Community Coordinated Terrorist Attack Preparation – Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was issued in which federally recognized tribal governments can help prepare communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA). The competitive application period closes on February 14, 2017. Click here for more information.
  • No-Cost FEMA Tribal Emergency Management Planning course – FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute will host its Emergency Management for Tribal Governments course (E580) from March 13-16, 2017. All instruction, course materials, travel, and housing are provided. The course will help to prepare Tribal Communities with knowledge and skills to adequately respond hazards. For additional information, click here.

Resources and other information for the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency can be found here www.fema.gov.

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