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Federal Emergency Management Policy Changes After Hurricane Katrina: A Summary of Statutory Provisions
Abstract : Reports issued by committees of the 109th Congress, the White House, federal offices of Inspector General, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), among others, concluded that theExpand
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Homelessness: Targeted Federal Programs and Recent Legislation
This report describes the federal programs that are targeted to assist those who are homeless; includes recent funding levels; discusses current issues, including homelessness after the economicExpand
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FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Process: A Primer
This report discusses the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (referred to as the Stafford Act - 42 U.S.C. 5721 et seq.), which authorizes the President to issue "majorExpand
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Stafford Act Declarations 1953-2011: Trends and Analyses, and Implications for Congress
This report discusses the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which authorizes the President to issue declarations that provide states and localities with a range ofExpand
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FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program: Overview and Issues [July 10, 2009]
This report discusses Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and "Project Impact," a FEMA pilot program. It provides an overview of PDM, legislative history, funding and mitigation studies related toExpand
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FEMA Disaster Cost-Shares: Evolution and Analysis
This report discusses cost-share waivers by program area, historical cost-share thresholds, hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis, and Rita, as well as hurricanes Gustav, Ike and other disasters.
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Wildfire Spending: Background, Issues, and Legislation in the 114th Congress
This report provides background information and analysis of funding for federal wildfire suppression operations. It concludes by summarizing relevant legislative proposals introduced in the 114thExpand
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Stafford Act Declarations 1953-2014: Trends, Analyses, and Implications for Congress [July 14, 2015]
Law and justice/Legislation; Emergency management/Emergency response; Environmental issues and disasters; Management and economics/Financial management
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FEMA Disaster Housing: From Sheltering to Permanent Housing
This report reviews standard disaster housing procedures as well as options that could be taken to improve disaster housing including increased FEMA/HUD cooperation, the use of the case managementExpand
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FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program: Overview and Issues [July 10, 2009]
This report discusses Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and "Project Impact," a FEMA pilot program. It provides an overview of PDM, legislative history, funding and mitigation studies related toExpand
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