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Emergency Procurement & Risk Management Pulse Blog If the COVID-19 pandemic has had a silver lining, it has been the forced shift to working from home and decentralizing the office building. While this transition to working from home has not been without growing pains, the benefits outweigh the costs in terms of preparing for emergencies on the horizon. Now that we know we can work efficiently from home; it is time to explore options to make our offices even more resilient in the face of future emergencies.Emergency Contingency Planning for the Procurement Office Supports for states exist through the federal government for emergency planning, take advantage of these resources.  The Stafford Act provides for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program which exists to support states in reducing the impact of disasters through long-term solutions. The lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic have been hard. Put what you’ve learned to use, to prevent future procurement disruptions.