Stafford Act Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act as amended May 2019
U.S. Congress. (2019). Stafford Act: Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, May 2019. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Stafford Act establishes the statutory authority for most federal disaster response activities and assistance to state, local, and tribal governments. In particular, the Stafford Act creates the system for federal financial and physical assistance during a presidential emergency or major disaster declaration.