How the CARES Act & Public Assistance Can Support Tribal Nations

Aired on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

9:30 a.m. Pacific/10:30 Mountain/11:30 Central/12:30 Eastern

In the midst of COVID-19 crisis, agencies are seeking stimulus and disaster funds to support systems sustainability, response to, and recovery from the impacts of the Coronavirus. Join us to learn about the  CARES Act and Public Assistance (PA) and how it can assist your Tribal Nation.

The topics explored during this webinar will include:

  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
  • How to Access CARES Act Funding
  • Disaster Declaration Process
  • Presidential Disaster Declaration
  • Funding Available Through a Presidential Disaster Declaration
  • COVID-19 National Presidential Disaster Declaration
  • How to Access Federal Disaster Assistance Funding
  • Update on Standard Federal Grant Programs Currently Open for Application
  • All Things FirstNet Grant Support

About the Presenters

Kamala Kuhn, Federal Grant Specialist, Next Paradigm

Kamala Kuhn is the former Deputy Director of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management. Ms. Kuhn has over 26 years of professional senior management experience in State and Local Government. In addition to her other management duties, she had oversight and management responsibility for all public safety grants administered by the division to include Homeland Security Grant Program, Emergency Management Preparedness Grant, Federal Disaster Assistance Grants, Communications Grants, Fire Mitigation, and Flood Mitigation Grants.

Richard Mirgon, Next Paradigm

Richard Mirgon, a founding member of the Public Safety Alliance, which was responsible for the reallocation for the “D block” broadband spectrum and the legislation that created FirstNet. Richard has over 30 years of public safety experience with the last 20 years in the public safety technology field. After retiring from government service in 2009 he has been providing consulting service to the private sector, state and local government. He is a Past President for the Association of Public Safety Officials International (APCO). He is currently the co-owner of Next Paradigm Consulting, LLC and Richard Mirgon Consulting, LLC with his wife Shari.

Richard has participated in several national and statewide activities to include the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, SAFECOM Executive Committee, and the Commercial Mobile Alerting Services Committee. In December of 1999 he was appointed by Governor Guinn to the State Emergency Response Commission and served as Co-Chair from March 2001 until March of 2006. Additionally, he served as Co-Chair of the WMD/Homeland Security Steering Committee from 1999 thru the fall of 2003.



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