Disaster Zone

Community Points of Distribution (CPODS)

October 12, 2021 Season 2 Episode 62
Disaster Zone
Community Points of Distribution (CPODS)
Show Notes

Eight counties in Western Washington State have banded together to do regional planning. The effort has been funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant (RCPG)  A 2019 grant is being administered for the region by Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management  Jason Biermann, Director for the county is interviewed in this podcast about how the RCPG grant process works for the eight counties and then he provides details on the CPODs project itself. They are employing GIS extensively to map population islands that will need supporting. Equity is one of the criteria they are using to determine where needs will be greater. 

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