Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 6658: Disaster Response, Recovery, and Mitigation Enhancement Act of 2008 [open pdf - 35KB]
"H.R. 6658 would affect several grants and disaster assistance programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The legislation would:  Authorize grants to states and localities for predisaster mitigation programs;  Modernize emergency warning systems to incorporate multiple technologies;  Extend participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to temporary employees hired by FEMA during a disaster;  Supplement urban response and rescue efforts and establish a national network of standardized resources for search and rescue;  Increase hazard mitigation assistance available to certain states following a disaster;  Authorize mortgage and rental payment assistance for victims of a disaster;  Authorize grants to establish and support Citizen Corps councils;  Authorize grants to states that agree to provide aid to other states during a disaster;  Establish a Disaster Relief Fund; and  Authorize assistance for the rescue, care, and shelter of household pets and service animals during a declared emergency. Assuming appropriation of the necessary funds, CBO estimates that implementing those provisions would cost about $1.3 billion over the 2009-2013 period."
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