New Release: Multi-Agency Distribution of Emergency Supplies Plan Template
The purpose of the Multi-Agency Distribution of Emergency Supplies Plan Template is to supplement a jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or Mass Care Annex and is intended to provide guidance and suggested procedures for a jurisdiction to consider in the development of a Distribution of Emergency Supplies Plan. This template is based on best practices and concepts and can be used by any jurisdiction. Additionally, the template can serve as an educational tool to assist jurisdictions, NGOs, faith-based organizations, the private sector, and other stakeholders who provide distribution of emergency supplies to understand the complexities of implementing a coordinated and collaborative operation, including but not limited to: protocols, terminology, types of distribution, and the coordination of the various providers. This comprehensive multi-agency document was developed in coordination with State Mass Care Coordinators, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Convoy of Hope, Adventist Community Services, Feeding America, FEMA Headquarters and Regional Mass Care staff, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.