As part of FEMA’s ongoing catastrophic planning efforts to expand national sheltering, feeding and evacuation capacity for up to 1.75 million disaster survivors, FEMA is developing agreements with private sector and voluntary organization partners to lease facilities and land during Presidentially declared disasters.

To meet this objective, FEMA would like to partner with ACA members that have camps with 50 or more rooms and/or open land with 100 acres or more on which to erect temporary soft-sided shelters for disaster survivors or responders.  Through their relationship with the American Camp Association, FEMA is hoping to continue to strengthen collaboration among private sector, voluntary organization and government partners during disaster response.