Tips and Tools for Developing a Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan

Last Reviewed Date
January 23, 2023

This session provides tips and tools to help Tribes develop disaster preparedness and response plans for their service areas.

Statewide (or Tribal) Disaster Plan for Child Care

This information memorandum helps Lead Agencies develop and carry out a statewide or Tribal disaster plan.

Checklist for Developing Emergency Plans for Child Care

This checklist covers four main areas of emergency preparedness and response plans for child care.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for Child Care

This list provides resources on emergencies and disasters from the Office of Child Care and partner agencies and organizations.

Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act

The Stafford Act is the legal authority for most federal disaster response activities, especially as they relate to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Flexible Spending of CCDF Funds in Response to Emergencies

This information memorandum guides state, territory and Tribal Lead Agencies on flexibility in spending CCDF dollars in response to federal or state declared emergencies.

Fiscal Year 20202022 CCDF Plan and Plan Preprint for Tribes

This OCC program instruction gave guidance about using the preprint to help Tribal Lead Agencies submit their FY 2020–2022 Tribal CCDF Plans.

Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 in Tribal Programs

This webinar shared about funding streams for responding to and recovering from COVID-19, CCDF Plan approval letters, and CCDF Plan waivers and amendments.

Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs

Programs can use this manual to guide their planning processes for before, during, and after emergencies.

Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook

Tribes can use this tool for developing mitigation plans that meet requirements and reduce long-term risk from natural hazards.

Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide for Family Child Care

Family child care providers can use this guide for creating and implementing emergency preparedness plans that meet federal guidelines.

Make a Plan Form

Use this form to create a family emergency communication plan. Once done, you can email it as a PDF.