Disaster Response Role

Kansas Response Plan Cover

The Kansas emergency operations plan, known as the Kansas Response Plan (KRP), is designed to address all hazards which could affect the State of Kansas. The KRP describes the basic strategies, assumptions, and mechanisms through which the State mobilizes and coordinates resources to support local emergency management efforts.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) partners and collaborates with multiple agencies and organizations to assist disaster survivors in obtaining mass care resources per the KRP.

The KRP developed by the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department Division of Emergency Management can be downloaded in its entirety below:

Kansas Response Plan 2017

KDADS' appointed roles in the various annexes of the KRP are outlined here:

Emergency Support Function (ESF) 6 - Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Temporary Housing and Humans Services


I. Provides demographic profiles of constituent programs

II. Coordinate transportation, food, housing and access to health services for the elderly and people with functional needs.
III. Contact the Area Agency on Aging in the affected area and the Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association with information on the disaster.
IV. Contact the Nursing Home Providers Association with information on the disaster.V.Provide strategies for addressing elderly feeding concerns and meeting immediate needs.
VI. Mobilize specialized personnel and ensure facilities have emergency plans.
VII. Provide information to county emergency managers to assist seniors or vulnerable populations.
VIII. The State ADA Coordinator will work with the agency to ensure meaningful access to the programs, services and activities in preparedness, response, and recovery phases.

IX. Initiate or expand programs to meet disaster-related special care requirements for the vulnerable populations.

ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services

I. Assist community mental health centers in development of emergency operations procedures.
II. Provide guidance to regulated long-term care facilities related to emergency preparedness and recovery issues.
III. Maintain the State Crisis Counseling Program Administrative Plan.

I. Provide crisis counseling service to disaster victims in support of community mental health centers, local behavioral health providers, and volunteer agencies.
II. Administer the Crisis Counseling Program during a presidentially declared disaster.
III. Complete the FEMA Immediate Services Program (ISP) grant application following a disaster.
IV. Complete the Regular Services Program (RSP) grant application according to the schedule established by FEMA.V.Coordinate with state owned or operated mental health facilities regarding resource requests and status of the facilities.
VI. Coordinate provision of psychotropic medications in the aftermath of disasters.

VII. Administer the FEMA ISP and RSP grants through the grant's term.

ESF 14 - Community Recovery

I. Provide for the special disaster related needs of the elderly.

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