Here’s why the FEMA grant is so important for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians received grant funding from FEMA in order to create a hazard mitigation plan. The tribe currently does not have a plan but it will be working with Networks Northwest to draft the plan which will allow them to apply for FEMA funding for hazard mitigation in the future. Without a plan on file with FEMA, the tribe cannot apply for hazard mitigation, according to Brandy Martin of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. (File Photo)
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians received grant funding from FEMA in order to create a hazard mitigation plan. The tribe currently does not have a plan but it will be working with Networks Northwest to draft the plan which will allow them to apply for FEMA funding for hazard mitigation in the future. Without a plan on file with FEMA, the tribe cannot apply for hazard mitigation, according to Brandy Martin of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. (File Photo)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians received grant funding from FEMA in order to create a hazard mitigation plan. The tribe currently does not have a plan but it will be working with Networks Northwest to draft the plan which will allow them to apply for FEMA funding for hazard mitigation in the future. Without a plan on file with FEMA, the tribe cannot apply for hazard mitigation, according to Brandy Martin of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. (File Photo) MANISTEE COUNTY — Nearly $300,000 in federal grants will help two tribes and seven counties in northern Michigan prepare for natural disasters.

Networks Northwest received Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants totaling $296,937 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a news release from Networks Northwest.

“The first award is for the update of the tribal natural hazard mitigation plan for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and to update county plans for Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties,” The release read. “The second award is for the creation of a new plan for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. During the planning project period (2021-2023), Networks Northwest’s Community Development team will work in partnership with each tribe and county to prepare a total of nine tribal or multi-jurisdictional natural hazard mitigation plans.”

Brandy Martin, Incident Commander for the Tribal Emergency Response Team for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians said this grant is important because currently, the tribe does not have its […]

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