Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding

Emergency Response Memorandum of Agreement The Memorandum of Agreement  or Memorandum of Understanding is a prior arrangement between two organizations that specifies how they will work together in an emergency or disaster. This is a tool for pre-planning emergency response. For example, this could be used to contract with an occupational therapist or physical therapist to do seating evaluations at a shelter when there is an evacuation.  


The attachments include documents from the Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN). LATAN is based in Baton Rouge and assists individuals with disabilities to achieve a higher quality of life and greater independence though increased access to assistive technology as part of their daily lives.


The first attachment is a presentation from Jamie Landry Karam of LATAN explaining the importance and use of MOAs or MOUs. One document is LATAN’s bulleted version of the memorandum of agreement. This is not a finished memorandum but outlines the main points as terms and conditions. The second document is an example of the format and language of an agreement.

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Other Information

Title: Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding
Module: Emergency Mgmt
Author: Pass It on Center/ Bean
Audience: Administrator
Sub Title: Examples from LATAN
Procedure: Planning for Emergency Response
Organization Source: Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
Last Reviewed: 05-09-2012 11:44 AM