Tag Archives: Disaster Relief Fund

Congress OKs $15B Emergency Funding Package, 3-Month Debt Limit Extension

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Congress has passed a spending bill that would provide $15.25 billion in emergency funds to aid communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The emergency assistance package contains $7.4 billion each for the Federal Emergency Management‘s Disaster Relief Fund and the Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Community Development Block Grants program as well as …

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Proposed Bill Would Provide Nearly $8B for Hurricane Harvey Response & Recovery

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Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a bill that would authorize $7.9 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery operations. The proposed legislation includes $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s Disaster Relief Fund and provides the full amount requested …

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FEMA Official: 25% of Local Disaster Funds Not Spent

Nearly 25 percent of federal funds granted to state and local governments for disaster preparedness since 2003 have not been spent, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security has allotted $35 billion to states and municipalities since 2003 to equip and train first responders …

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Spending Measure Sends Funds Into FEMA Disaster Relief Fund

Thanks to a recently approved short-term spending measure, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently generating federal funds into disaster recovery and mitigation projects across the U.S. According to the Washington Post, the federal funding for disaster recovery was postponed due to Hurricane Irene this past summer. Congress recently approved …

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