The current funding guidance limits communities in how they can use federal funding. While some level of control is appropriate, we're also forced into unrealistic restrictions on how we can uses these funds. Each community is unique and so are their needs. Response disciplines are also unique and each has different needs. For example, many ESF-8 activities have extremely limited vehicle capabilities and see significant needs for general purpose trucks and cargo trailers. Yet, we can't use federal funds to make these purchases. That should change.
Idea No. 89