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A quick tip on getting started with a FEMA partnership

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is perhaps the most visible of potential customers for disaster recovery and cleanup services, and getting your company on their list of providers is often a wise business decision.

Before starting the process to become a contractor to FEMA after a local disaster, review the following list of most-needed items. If your goods or services aren’t on this list, but you believe they might be needed, or for more information, send an email with “CUSI Information Request” in the subject line, to the FEMA Industry Liaison Program ( A program representative will respond if there’s a potential for you to become a vendor.

  • Infant/Toddler Products
  • Durable Medical Equipment Kits
  • Consumable Medical Supplies Kits
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Tarps
  • Blankets
  • Comfort/ Hygiene Kits
  • Water
  • Meals
  • Forklift Rentals
  • Cargo Vans
  • Security Guard Services
  • Generators
  • Cots
  • Joint Field Office Kit
  • Leased Copiers
  • Leased Generators
  • Office Supplies
  • Shredded Bins
  • Portable Toilets
  • Sign Language
  • Temporary Labor
  • Janitorial Services

For more information on Commonly Used Sheltering Items, please email, with the subject “CUSI Information Request.” Your inquiry will be reviewed and forwarded to applicable representatives.


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