H. Rept. 110-725: Pre-Disaster Mitigation Act of 2008, Report to Accompay H.R. 6109, June 19, 2008 [open pdf - 95KB]
"The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 6109) to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to reauthorize the pre-disaster hazard mitigation program, and for other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass. […]H.R. 6109, the 'Pre-Disaster Mitigation Act of 2008', reauthorizes the Pre-Disaster Mitigation ('PDM') program for three years, at a level of $250 million for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2011. The bill increases the minimum amount that each State can receive under the program from $500,000 to $575,000, and codifies the competitive selection process of the program as currently administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ('FEMA'). In the 1990s, under the leadership of FEMA Administrator James Lee Witt, FEMA developed a pre-disaster mitigation pilot program known as 'Project Impact'. Congress appropriated funds for Project Impact in each of fiscal years 1997 through 2001. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation program is the successor to the Project Impact pilot program."
H. Rept. 110-725; House Report 110-725
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