[Letter from Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Nancy Ward to Congressman Bennie G. Thompson Regarding the State of Mississippi's Use of Disaster Funds after Hurricane Katrina] [open pdf - 175KB]
This March 2, 2009, letter from Acting FEMA Administrator Nancy Ward to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson is in response to a February 6, 2009, query about the status of post-Hurricane Katrina disaster funding for the State of Mississippi. Ward reviews the expenditure of Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding, highlighting the role of state government in administering the programs on behalf of FEMA. She includes the amount to date that has been obligated in funding to Mississippi, as well as the amounts for current projects pending review and anticipated costs of projects for which Mississippi has not yet submitted applications. Attached to the letter are tables showing Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding pay outs. The table shows both funds paid by FEMA to the state, and from the state to applicants.
House Committee on Homeland Security: http://homeland.house.gov/