The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of Response and Recovery (ORR), Individual Assistance (IA) Division will manage the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Equity Analysis project. The purpose of this project is to collect and analyze information from FEMA applicants to ensure the equitable and impartial distribution of supplies, processing of applications, and performance of other relief and assistance activities, in accordance with section 308(a) of the Stafford Act, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. The purpose of collecting and using this information is to (1) enhance equity in the provision of FEMA’s services and benefits; (2) improve the effectiveness of communications to the public on accessing programs, such as by removing barriers to application, qualification, and award of services while enhancing programmatic accessibility and equity; and (3) determine whether the individuals who apply for, receive, or continue to receive disaster assistance and benefits can do so in a non-discriminatory and equitable manner. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) addresses FEMA’s collection and use of applicant demographic data including the combination of applicant demographic data with Individual Assistance registration and assistance records and customer satisfaction survey data.
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