Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 3980: Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act [November 19, 2009]   [open pdf - 16KB]

"CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3980 would have no significant cost over the next five years. Enacting this legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues. H.R. 3980 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments. The bill would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop plans to eliminate redundant rules, regulations, and requirements related to reporting by grant recipients of the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative funding, and other programs identified by the agency. FEMA also would be required to submit plans for developing and improving performance metrics and a general assessment of the goals and performance of these programs. Reports would be submitted to the Congress no later than 120 days after enactment and every two years thereafter. Based on the costs of similar administrative requirements, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3980 would have a negligible impact on federal spending; any additional spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds."

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